The Brando


A resort which is truly like no other, The Brando takes the concept of luxury travel in French Polynesia to dizzying new heights.

Once the private home of Marlon Brando himself, the islets of Tetiaroa – on which the resort sits – are a heavenly band of white sandy shores, palm trees and emerald waters, the absolute epitome of island paradise isolation. Here, thatched villas are palatial in size and decorated with impossible perfection, private infinity pools add a true touch of Hollywood glitz and the Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa is an experience in itself, putting The Brando in an A-list league of its own.

About The Brando

In addition to its glamorous heritage and picture-perfect location, The Brando is also keen on sustainability, as well as protecting the surrounding reefs and eco-system more widely. As such, even these five-star surrounds aim to be 100% energy efficient with their solar panels, coconut oil generators and air conditioning powered by cool seawater, meaning you can fully indulge during your stay, guilt free! In truth, The Brando excels in every possible area. 

The grounds are lush and manicured, each space is furnished with quality and carefully chosen touches of white drapes, balconies of reclaimed driftwood and contemporary-cool installations in the villas. A world-class restaurant and spa seal the deal before the main event, which lies outside: the islets of Tetiaroa themselves. This enclave of shallow waters and deserted beaches is entirely untouched, meaning that days can be spent drifting on the ocean or walking sandy shores, in total privacy and almost unimaginable seclusion; bliss. 

Services and Facilities
  • Gardens, terrace, and private beaches
  • Spa and beauty salon with hammam and treatment rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Environmental research station
  • Gym and tennis court
  • Yoga classes
  • Bikes to borrow
  • Watersports, including paddle boarding, diving, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing
  • Cultural activities, including cookery classes, Polynesian crafts and music lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • Library, billiards and games room
  • Private plane and helipad
  • Kids club and babysitting service
  • Laundry service
  • Boutiques
  • Wi-Fi


    Beachcomber Café
  • Light and breezy, this restaurant looks out over the lagoon from an open-air space
  • A mix of Polynesian and French fare can be savoured here, with ingredients taken from the organic garden, and a vegan menu to boot

    *Please note that the Beachcomber Café is closed for refurbishment from January to July 2018

    Les Mutinés by Guy Martin
  • A sophisticated dining haunt with room for just 20 guests, for an exclusive feel
  • Guy Martin is the chef at the helm, who also oversees Le Grand Véfour in Paris – with two Michelin stars, you can expect exquisite creations at this Polynesian outpost

    Te Manu Bar
  • Grab a drink and soak up the view at this al fresco bar
  • As well as the main lounge, you can wander along pathways to reach treetop perches and sip in privacy

    Bob’s Bar
  • A beach bar where you can dig your toes into the sand while savouring heady cocktails
  • This haunt was named after Marlon’s fond friend, Bob, who worked with him on film sets
  • About The Brando
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    The Brando French Polynesia Private Pool

    Room Types

    All Rooms

    The one, two and three-bedroom villas at The Brando are as opulent, indulgent, glamorous and comfortable as you would hope for and expect, though not to an unnecessary or flashy degree. Private plunge pools and sundecks set the scene in each room category, while inside, it’s all reclaimed wood, soft colours and plenty of space, with many enjoying the seclusion offered by surrounding palm and coconut trees. The larger villas have separate living spaces which add something special in their homely feel, whilst bathrooms move from the laidback chic of the main spaces to fully cutting-edge, with barrel-like sinks, walk-in showers and walls of mirror; all working in absolute harmony. 


  • King bed
  • Air conditioning and fan
  • Sun deck
  • Beach access
  • Shower and outdoor bathtub
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Dressing room
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Living area and media room
  • Kitchen and dining room (certain villas only)
  • Flat-screen TV with movies
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Private pool
  • Bicycles
  • One Bedroom Villa

    The One Bedroom Villas offer 96sqm of space and blend into the surroundings beautifully. Each bedroom has a walk-through dressing area, a king-sized bed (twin beds available on request), a bathroom with alfresco bathtub set behind a Polynesian wooden screen and a view of the lagoon. A few steps lead through to the living area where there's a blend of indoors and outdoors: the sitting area opens out onto a terrace where your private plunge pool awaits, and to the side you will find a media room where you can watch TV or listen to music.

    Two Bedroom Villa

    The Two Bedroom Villas offer even more space at 168sqm. Each villa is built around an airy living area and a large private dining room. A door opens out onto a spacious two-tiered deck with a plunge pool and a view of the lagoon. Both bedrooms have a private dressing room and an alfresco bathtub. What's great about these rooms is that they have their own individual entrances so they can be used for families or friends travelling together.

    Three Bedroom Villa

    The Three Bedroom Villas are the most spacious of all at 246sqm. They're pretty much the same concept as the Two Bedroom Villas, except the third bedroom is located away from the main villa and is connected by a wooden walkway. Each room has its own private dressing area and an outdoor bathtub. For friends and families staying together, this three bedroom villa is perfect - and all will enjoy access to the large expanded deck with private plunge pool.

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