The Brando

Arue, French Polynesia

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

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    For 2019 & 2020:
  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
  • Daily Buffet breakfast (all meals 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)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 36 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Casual
Beach Ecotourism Seclusion

The Brando

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

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

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

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Room Service 24-hours


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • 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 secluded villas with private pools on beautiful white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds. On July 1, 2019, a spectacular three-bedroom residence, 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. 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.

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 36 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

Sustainability

The Brando is 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

Location

Address
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

Facts
Experiences
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

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  

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    For 2019 & 2020:
  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
  • Daily Buffet breakfast (all meals 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)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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By: SLJStL


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