The Brando

Arue, French Polynesia

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2021:

  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
  • Daily Buffet breakfast (included in rates)
  • 100 EURO Resort/Hotel credit per villa to be utilized during stay (cannot be used at Hinerava Pearl Shop, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, cannot be deducted from tips)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Casual
Beach Ecotourism Seclusion

The Brando

Tetiaroa Private Island
Arue, 98701
French Polynesia
Nearest Airport:
Private airstrip ()
0 mi / 0 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Air Conditioning
  • All-inclusive
  • Children's Programs
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Villas
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Housekeeping -- Twice Daily
  • Room Service
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Sports

In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It sits on one of a dozen small islands (motus) that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resort’s guests and visiting researchers.

With access to the atoll by a 20-minute private plane flight from Tahiti, the all-inclusive resort features 36 accommodations, each of which are secluded and offer private pools on beautiful white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds. On July 1, 2019, a spectacular three-bedroom residence (equipped with an additional fourth bedroom serving as staff quarters), Teremoana, was unveiled.

This Polynesian-style resort offers three restaurants showcasing Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion, classic French cuisine and Japanese specialties. The all-day Beachcomber Cafe is the main restaurant, and superb gastronomic dinners are served at Les Mutines. Nami is an intimate, eight-guest venue serving delectable teppanyaki prepared by chef Kaito Nakamura.

Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa is the one-of-a-kind spa at the heart of the motu. Here you will find the iconic Fare Manu ("Bird's Nest") massage bungalow in the treetops, indoor treatment villas and an open-air massage pavilion, all perched on a serene lily-covered pond. A steam room, relaxation area and 24-hour fitness center add to the spa experience.

The Brando also boasts an organic garden where fruits and vegetables for the resort’s restaurants are grown; a lagoon-view bar, Te Manu, in the canopy of the palm trees; the funky-chic Bob's Bar on the beach near the large infinity pool; a tennis court; library and cultural center; boutiques; and an environmental research station with guest programs.

An abundance of activities await those who want to be more active. Each villa has a bicycle for each guest that can be used to explore the paths around the island or take a picnic to a favorite beach. Guests can snorkel or dive with tropical fish, sail in the lagoon, paddle board to a neighboring island, take a kayak above coral gardens, stroll the long stretches of beach, enjoy a guided or unguided marine, bird, cultural or other excursion, or simply spend a day in the spa and wellness center.

Best of the Best

An offer you can’t refuse: a stay at The Brando, Marlon Brando’s former Polynesian home. The only truly all-inclusive luxury resort within the islands of Tahiti, the eco-friendly Brando fuses carefree luxury with cutting-edge technology in 36 welcoming villas on private beaches and with plunge pools. Set within a biodiverse natural sanctuary, take a tour or a photo safari, learn Polynesian dance or how to play the ukulele, take part in plentiful water sports, or receive holistic spa treatments. Incredible restaurant offers include the casual Beachcomber Café, teppanyaki at Nami, and Les Mutinés, the intimate fine-dining experience.

Advisor Tip

Vanilla salt? The chef "invented" this seasoning, but don’t give away his secrets ... just one of many one-of-a-kind experiences that await. –Fran Kramer Pittsford, New York

Health & Safety

Information not provided


The Brando is a world leader in sustainable hospitality and holds the distinction of being the first LEED Platinum-Certified resort in French Polynesia. Our passionate commitment to the protection of the environment is carried out by programs and technologies such as:

  • Groundbreaking Sea Water Air Conditioning that uses deep sea water to cool the resort,
  • The use of biofuels for power,
  • A solar energy complex,
  • An expansive water reclamation, retention and desalination complex,
  • Aggressive recycling programs that have enabled the resort to win the prestigious "Tortue d'Or" award,
  • Consistent use of recycled and/or local materials for construction,
  • Creation of the Tetiaroa Society to protect the ecology and culture of the island, conduct research and carry out educational programs,
  • A dedicated research station.


Tetiaroa Private Island
Arue, 98701
French Polynesia
Nearest Airport
Private airstrip (), 0 Miles / 0 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

One Bedroom Villa

Inside your 1,033-sq.-ft. (96-sq.-m) 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 indoors and outdoors have merged together. The cozy sitting room is furnished with soft and comfortable chairs and sofas. 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.

  • Private Pool
  • Sitting Area

Two Bedroom Villa

Enjoy all the appointments of a one-bedroom villa—plus many built-in extras—in any of our four, 1,808-sq.-ft. (168-sq.-m), two-bedroom villas.

Inside, a large, airy living room combines all the features of the one-bedroom villa’s sitting, while giving you the sensation of spaciousness. 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.

  • Kitchen
  • Private Pool
  • Sitting Area

Three Bedroom Villa

The 2,648-sq.-ft. (246-sq.-m) three-bedroom villa provides an opportunity for friends or a larger family to stay together.  This villa has all the features of the two-bedroom villa but on an even larger scale.

  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Kitchen
  • Private Pool

Teremoana Residence

Opened July 1, 2019, the Teremoana Residence is taking luxury and privacy to new heights. The beautiful three-bedroom residence balances indoor and outdoor living space perfectly, with 3,000 square foot of each, including multiple dining/entertaining areas, a media area, kitchen, spacious lounge, furnished deck with private pool, and laundry room.

The Residence sits on 1.25 acres, tucked in a luxuriant grove of coconut trees on a private white sand beach.

Bedrooms are ensuite with private, furnished terraces. The central living room/lounge looks out over the stunning terrace area and the lagoon beyond. The Residence accommodates up to 6 guests, and two additional children (ages 12-17) may be accommodated for a supplement.

Butler and chef services are available on request, as well as babysitting. Guests of the Teremoana Residence have access to all of The Brando's amenities and services including all of the restaurants, fitness center and spa.

  • Ocean Front
  • Ocean View
  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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Facts & Policies

Beach, Ecotourism, Seclusion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Contemporary
Number of Rooms 36
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

A transit room is available for early arrivals and late departures.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A 20% deposit is to be received by wire transfer within 30 days after the reservation has been placed, to confirm the reservation. The balance (80%) is due by wire transfer 60 days prior to arrival date at the latest, along with the Guest Information Form.

Payment is required in Euros and must cover the total amount of the invoice. Bank fees cannot be retained from the payment.

The Brando will send the final confirmation of the reservation after receiving confirmation by the bank of final payment and the completed Guest Information Form. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation if final payment is not received by the due date

Cancellation Policy
  • No cancellation fee applies if a booking is cancelled more than 120 days prior to the arrival date.
  • Between 120 and 91 days prior to arrival date, a 10% cancellation charge* applies.
  • Between 90 and 61 days prior to arrival date, a 20% cancellation charge* applies.
  • Between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival date, a 50% cancellation charge* applies.
  • Between 30 and 0 days prior to arrival date, or no show, a 100% cancellation charge will be retained.
Accepted Forms of Payment

Wire Transfer, American Express, MasterCard

Terms & Conditions

Resort Fees may apply. Reach out to hotel directly to confirm.

The Brando has both all-inclusive and half-board rates available:

    • All-inclusive rate includes: all meals and beverages (some premium items require an additional charge); stocked mini-bar, refreshed daily; one (1) 50-minute spa treatment in our Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa, per day and per bedroom(s) in the villa; and two (2) excursions (from curated list) per day and per bedroom(s) in the villa (on a shared basis).
    • Villa and breakfast rate includes: daily breakfast at Beachcomber Café or via In-Villa Dining. [Kindly note that this rate does not include spa treatments or excursions that are included in the all-inclusive rate].

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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2021:

  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
  • Daily Buffet breakfast (included in rates)
  • 100 EURO Resort/Hotel credit per villa to be utilized during stay (cannot be used at Hinerava Pearl Shop, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, cannot be deducted from tips)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi



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Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2016

The setting was stunning, the facilities were luxurious and immaculate, the food and drinks were delicious, the service was friendly and sincere. What a special place! We loved every instant of our stay and highly recommend this resort to others. We hope we will have the good fortune to return someday.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Zebala


By: Gambs

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2020

Probably the best hotel we have ever stayed at. Superior service.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen