“Tetiaroa is beautiful beyond my ability to describe.
One could say that Tetiaroa is the dyeing of the South Seas” – MARLON BRANDO
The Brando is a unique luxury complex located on the private island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, with breathtaking beauty. An atoll of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti.
Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of unspoiled nature. It was designed to reflect the Polynesian way of life and culture.
With access to the island by private plane, the complex comprises 35 villas on white sandy beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds.
The resort has been designed to reflect the Polynesian lifestyle and culture. Each luxury villa has its own swimming pool and private beach. The all-inclusive complex features 2 restaurants offering Polynesian and French cuisine, a beautiful Polynesian spa overlooking a water lily pond, an organic garden, diving and other water activities, a large lagoon-side pool, a lagoon-view bar, a beach bar, tennis courts, a library and a shop.
In addition to being a luxury complex, The Brando is a pioneering model of sustainable technology with seawater air conditioning using the energy of the sun. Protecting the abundance of tropical fish and other marine life is at the heart of the resort’s mission, and there is a scientific research eco-station for guests to visit.
With a deep respect for its cultural heritage and the use of historical practices and new technologies to offer extraordinary luxury while respecting the environment, Brando brings together the past and the future in a timeless place, invigorating the spirit and enriching and changing all those who visit it.
At Brando you will find a multitude of activities ranging from cycling, snorkelling and bird watching to scuba diving and paddling.
Here you are not only observing nature, you are there. Put on a snorkel mask and take a close look at the underwater life in a coral garden, encountering marine life such as sea turtles, rays, reef sharks and a dazzling array of tropical fish. Or you can explore the spectacular lagoon or other motus in a Polynesian canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Or simply swim in Mermaid Bay or relax on the beach or by the pool.
We invite you to visit our library and exploration centre, where you can read books on French Polynesia and attend lectures and demonstrations on Polynesian culture, history and way of life. And the researchers on site will also be delighted to talk about their research and the amazing birds and marine life found on the atoll.