Shade of very type of blue – deep, light, indigo, aquamarine, royal, cobalt, turquoise. It’s not surprising that when Marlon Brando penned his memories, he had trouble finding words to describe the mesmerizing colours of his secret atoll.
After lengthy discussions with his partner, Richard Bailey, Marlon finally decided to open his doors – or should we say, airstrip. The only way in is via a helicopter or on the dedicated resorts’ plane.
Recognised by National Geographic as one of the premier eco-lodges in the world, The Brando has won an impressive number of awards for its sustainability concept and luxurious beauty. This stunner of an eco-resort is located on the atoll of Tetiaroa, in French Polynesia. Featuring 35 monumental, luxury villas sprinkled along the pristine beaches, each one is crafted with the notion of supporting sustainable living without the compromise of comfort and beauty. As evidently seen, in the use of local and renewable materials created to blend with the white-beach sand landscape.
The villa comes all inclusive – head to the dreamy Vaura Polynesian Spa which includes a suite that is hang sin between trees like a large brown ball of knitting wool; coral friendly sunblock; excursions; dinner is served at your villa, by the beach, or at the restaurant which is headed by Guy Martin, who was the chef at Grand Véfour in Paris, a two Michelin-star restaurant in France.
The Brando offers its guests a seamless experience of crossing over from Mother Nature into the privacy of exclusive space, in style.
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Private pool
- Media room
- Massage room
- Tennis court
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi access
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Fruit basket on arrival
- Villa manager
- Security guards
- Children under 12yrs free
- Priced menu available
- Spa services
Last Minute & Early Bird Bookings
Contact our Villa Specialists to find out if your dates are eligible for our Last Minute and Early Bird discounts.
One Bedroom Villas
This 96 square-metres exclusive sanctuary is designed for privacy and romance. Villa interiors are created with the use of natural elements and harmonious colours, to blend with the outdoor surroundings.
Step into the main living room and be enveloped in a sense of tranquility. The muted settings of wooden floors, walls and wicker roof enhance the mood for relaxation, while soft plush sofas and chairs set the vibes right for cosying up.
The media room, which is connected to the living room, has a sound system, television set and wifi connectivity. Feel at home to listen to some music, watch a movie or simply surf the internet.
A private 10 square-metres plunge pool awaits at the deck where the outdoor bathtub is situated behind a wooden screen. Perfect for warm sunny days when a dip in the pool followed a cool shower is much needed.
The spacious bedroom is furnished with a walk-through dressing area. A king-size bed awaits, and by not leaving the comfort of the bed, one can look through the glass window into the lagoon, framed by lush greenery.
This villa can comfortably sleep up to 2 adults, and 2 children. Fold-out beds are available in the media room.
Two Bedroom Villas
With all the essential fittings of the 1-bedroom villa, and more…This villa is almost twice as spacious at 168 square metres.
The same muted wooden floors, walls and peaked roofs give a sense of spaciousness and light. This living room area shares the dining space; where a table for up to 6 guests is perfect for intimate group sessions. Equipped also with a kitchen and a wide entry-way, the concept of space is evident on the large 2-tiered deck.
Outside the doors, a 154 square-metres wooden deck with a 13 metres plunge pool are solely intended for private use. Grab a deck chair and languish in the comfort of your personal sanctuary, for some serious lounging and chilling time.
Both bedrooms have their own private dressing area, bathroom and outdoor bathtub. Akin to the one-bedroom villa, the bedroom located upstairs allows one to overlook the lagoon from the king-size bed, through the glass window. The bedroom situated downstairs, also allows for spectacular views to its surroundings.
Three Bedroom Villas
The grand dame of The Brando. As the only 3 bedrooms villa in the resort, this impressive villa sprawls up to 246 square-metres.
Having all the fittings of the 2-bedrooms villa, this villa boasts of more features on a larger scale. The living and dining areas are more spacious, which is perfect for gathering a few families or a larger group of friends.
The outdoor area consists of a wider deck which is lined with deck chairs. Featuring a 22 square metres pool, there is more than enough space for all sun-and-pool related activities.
The third bathroom in this villa adds an interesting touch, with its above-ground walkway and is situated from the main villa. Perfect for those who want a little more privacy. All 3 bedrooms comes equipped with its private dressing area, bathroom and outdoor bathtub.
The Brando Layout
The Brando Staff
Your stay in The Brando is made enjoyable by the professional staff. The Brando’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.
The Brando’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.
You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.
Butlers are on hand everyday to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.
It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.
The Brando Location
The Brando resort is housed on Tetiaroa, a private atoll of a dozen islets that circle a pristine lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti. The breathtaking beauty of Tetiaroa made Marlon Brando fall in love with the place, henceforth the inspiration and birth of the resort.
Blessed with a myriad of fascinating wildlife and rich cultural history, the island has so much to offer. Wildlife drives, helicopter rides, shopping – this list goes on. Snorkel, dive, bird-watch, shop for Tahitian honey and pearls, or just relax on the beach.
Be sure to visit the Varua Polynesian spa for an authentic experience of ancient Polynesian body treatments fit for royalty. For those who adore resort living in an idyllic setting, this is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience not to be missed.
The Brando Bookings
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Need to Know
- Return airport transfers included for guests arriving / departing on the same flight*
- Minimum stay: Low Season: 2 nights, High Season: 2 nights, Peak Season: 5 nights
- During peak season villas can be booked on an all-inclusive basis only
- Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
- We offer the best rates online and offer a price guarantee to prove it!
- A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
- Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
- Check-in time: 3pm – check-out time: 11am
- Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
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