The Brando

Arue, French Polynesia

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  


    For 2019:
  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Villas


  • Concierge Desk
  • Room Service 24-hours

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Water Sports

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 35 secluded villas with private pools on beautiful white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds.

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. In summer 2018 an intimate teppanyaki venue, Nami, opened inside the Beachcomber Cafe. There is also a luxurious spa and wellness center with several massage and treatment villas around a serene lily-covered pond; an organic garden where fruits and vegetables for the resort’s restaurants are grown; a lagoon-view bar in the canopy of the palm trees; a beach bar near a 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.


We consider ourselves stewards of Tetiaroa, and believe that we have the responsibility to treat it with the highest level of care and respect. Almost all of Tetiaroa is being protected and preserved forever in its natural state.We have touched the motu on which the resort sits as lightly as possible.The Brando and all the villas have been designed without beach obstructions to blend harmoniously into the trees. We have used local materials extensively in the design and construction. All building materials used are of local or certified origin, renewable, or incorporate recycled components.We are using a pioneering deep seawater air-conditioning system to reduce energy demands and rely entirely on renewable energy sources including solar power and coconut oil. Setting a new world standard, the resort is carbon neutral and close to self-sustainable. We have built and gifted an Ecostation to Tetiaroa Society, the nonprofit organization established to lead the scientific and cultural mission to protect the atoll and to inspire sustainable interdependence on Tetiaroa and around the world.

Best of the Best

Here’s an offer you can’t refuse: An exotic stay at The Brando, the former Polynesian home of Marlon Brando. The only true all-inclusive luxury resort found within the islands of Tahiti, the eco-friendly Brando fuses carefree luxury with cutting-edge technology in 35 welcoming villas on private beaches with plunge pools. Set within a biodiverse natural sanctuary, the resort offers naturalist-led tours and a professional-led photo safari. You can learn Polynesian dance or how to play the ukulele, or you can take part in plentiful watersports. Holistic spa treatments are inspired by ancient traditions.

Advisor Tip

Mermaid Beach is ideal for families as there is no coral. Turtle Beach, on the sunset side, boasts a coral garden for an unforgettable snorkeling experience. –Yann Gasnier Paris, France


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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
Total 3 Records

Facts & Policies

Beach, Ecotourism, Seclusion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Contemporary
Number of Rooms 35
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

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

All stays at The Brando include: luxurious accommodations; all meals in all dining venues (select deluxe items also available at an additional charge); most beverages: bottled water, soft drinks, beer, and select wines, Champagne, and spirits; 24-hour dining in the privacy of your villa; 1 excursion per person per day from a select list of options; 1 spa treatment (50 minutes) for 1 person per villa per day1 spa treatment for 1 person per One Bedroom Villa per day,1 spa treatment for 2 persons per Two Bedroom Villa per day,1 spa treatment for 3 persons for the Three Bedroom Villa per day; internet access; 1 bicycle per guest; access to an outrigger canoe, kayak, and paddleboard; and snorkeling equipment.

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  


    For 2019:
  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • 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)
  • 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