Tetiaroa, Onetahi, French Polynesia

The Brando is an exquisite luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private atoll of Tetiaroa, just 30 miles north of Tahiti.
Tetiaroa has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquility, and rejuvenation — first for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island above all others for their summer retreat, and later for Marlon Brando who chose it for his personal sanctuary.
With access provided by private plane, the resort offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature.
The all-inclusive resort features 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool, restaurants showcasing Polynesian and French cuisine, a luxurious Polynesian spa, a lagoon-view bar, beach bar, pool, organic garden, library, boutique and water sports.
The best part of the resort, of course, is the natural surrounds: a pristine lagoon setting, with ocean water so clear you can spot sea turtles and sting rays swimming by from your beach chairs.
The best activity is the complimentary speedboat ride through the lagoon to other islets in the Tetiaroa belt that are completely pristine and filled with island birds.
The water is clear and piercing, almost like neon milk. It is mesmerizing.
The Brando includes all meals, some alcohol, one massage per day, all non-motorized sports, and one guided activity per day (like a worthwhile visit to the nearby bird sanctuary).
Tetiaroa is located 30 miles (60 km) north of the island of Tahiti and is surrounded on all sides by the great blue expanse of the South Pacific. The Brando is located on Onetahi a motu spanning 78 hectares (193 acres).
Tetiaroa is completely private with its own airfield. Two or more roundtrip charter flights a day are planned or will be organized aboard one of two 8-passenger Britten Norman airplanes (turboprop twin-engine), duration of approximately 20 minutes, between a private terminal at Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport and Motu Onetahi.
After landing at Motu Onetahi on Tetiaroa, guests will be greeted by a representative of The Brando and escorted by electric vehicle to their private villa.

In-Room dining is available 24 hours a day, to enjoy a meal in the privacy of the guest’s villa—either indoors, on their private deck, poolside, or on the beach.

Organic Garden & Orchard is made for the Brando’s Chef who select fresh organically grown fruits and vegetables on Tetiaroa and prepare for guests in the dining venues. The honey is deliciously made by Tetiaroa Bees and is used in our cocktails but also in our delicate desserts.


The fine dining restaurant featuring elegant décor in beautiful tones of tropical light and sand and a moat that surrounds the restaurant provides the sensation of floating on a lagoon. The intimate restaurant also includes a world-class wine cellar in a carefully climate-controlled glass enclosure. A menu with the same regard for flavor and quality that has made Le Grand Véfour one of the most respected dining established in Paris is showcased.


This open-air bar presents spectacular views of the lagoon, distant motus and sunsets. In addition to the main lounge, there are several private tree-level seating areas that can be reached on walkways through the palm canopy.

Varua Polynesian Spa

A natural haven of serenity nestled on the shores of a soothing pond in the heart of Motu Onetahi. Within this setting the finest holistic treatments are offered inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions coupled with modern techniques. The spa includes steam baths, a tea lounge and a relaxation room, a yoga shelter and a spa suite for couples.


The Fitness Center at The Brando offers an air-conditioned area with cardio and strength training equipment and is accessible 24 hours a day.

The Tennis Court is open 24h hours a day with the equipment for use and a personal trainer if needed.


Research station with a laboratory where scientists from around the world conduct field research relating to preserving and protecting Tetiaroa and its plant and animal life and helping preserve and protect tropical islands everywhere. The on-site research scientists will be delighted to talk to guests about their research and the birds and marine life found on the atoll.

Activities and Excursions

From bicycling to snorkeling, bird watching, paddle boarding or scuba diving. Experience the nature, the plants, birds, the old native forest, the lemon-shark nursery, and other marine life. Spend time on the main island or discover the untouched private islands surrounding the lagoon. Explore the spectacular lagoon by Polynesian outrigger canoe or kayak. Other activities include taking a guided boat tour of the atoll’s motus, stargazing with a naturalist, swimming at Mermaid Bay or relaxing at the beach or pool.

3 Bedroom Residence
Relax in complete privacy while basking on white sand beaches and in your luxurious three bedroom residence on this idyllic South Pacific island.
Here you can enjoy the privacy of a private island retreat but be less than 20 minutes by air to Tahiti International Airport.
Discover the beautiful eco-conscious three-bedroom Polynesian style beach front residence designed with luxurious indoor/outdoor living spaces, and multiple dining and entertainment areas.
The 3-bedroom Polynesian style residence provides approximately 6000 sq ft (557 sqm) of living area, including around 3000 sq ft (279 sqm) of enclosed air-conditioned space and around 3000 sq ft (279 sqm) of outside decking and pool area.
3 Bedroom Villa
The 2648 sq ft (246 sqm) three-bedroom villa provides an opportunity for friends or a larger family to stay together.
This villa has all the features of the 2-bedroom villa but on an even larger scale.
The third bedroom is separated from the main villa by an above-ground walkway, and includes its own dressing room, bathroom, and outdoor bathtub.
The furnishings of your private outdoor space have been upgraded, which now include an expanded deck and a 236 sq. ft. (22 sq. m) pool.
2 Bedroom Villa
Enjoy all the appointments of a one-bedroom villa—plus many built-in extras—in any of the 4 1808 sq ft (168 sqm), 2-bedroom villas.
Inside, a large, airy living room features Bluetooth connectivity and a television.
The living room also provides you with a private dining area with seating for six, a kitchen, and a wide entryway onto a large, two-tiered deck.
In these villas, the second bedroom is situated above the first. Both bedrooms feature a private dressing area and an outdoor bathtub.
Upstairs, as you gaze out over the lagoon, you’ll experience a sensation of floating above this opulent tropical vista. Each bedroom possess an independent access.
Your sense of spaciousness and privacy extends to your 1658 sq ft (154 sqm) private yard, with its larger deck area and 140 sq ft (13 sqm) plunge pool.
1 Bedroom Villa
Inside your 1033 sq ft (96 sqm) villa you will feel right at home. We’ve carefully designed each villa to blend into and enhance the serenity of your surroundings, so you’ll feel as though indoor and outdoor have merged together.
The cozy sitting room is furnished with soft and comfortable chairs and sofas, and opens on the terrace, your private pool and the beach located steps away.
To the side is a media room, where you can listen to music, watch a movie, or use WiFi to keep in touch with friends and family.
A walkthrough dressing area adjoins your spacious bedroom, where a king-size bed (twin beds available on request) invites you to relax and gaze through a large window at the lagoon, visible through a screen of pandanus, miki miki, and coconut trees.
The adjoining bathroom features an outdoor Al-fresco bathtub, set behind a wooden screen. Wifi connectivity is available inside and around the Villa, and in all the resort public spaces.
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$3,200 $2,880/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Staying with us
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Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
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