An other-worldly experience awaits you at the Brando, a luxury resort set across a scattering of islands in the picture-perfect Tetiaroa atoll of French Polynesia.
Established by Marlon Brando in 2014, the Hollywood actor has ensured that the resort works to preserve the natural beauty of the island and convey the traditional values and culture of Tahiti.
The Brando describes itself as unique; but it's not until you begin to understand the sheer scale of the facilities and amenities on offer that you begin to see how the island has merged adventure, experience and luxury together to create a venue like nowhere else on earth.
The location certainly helps; the venue is spread across a necklace of islands known as the Tetiaroa atoll, with powdery sand beaches and warm blue lagoons connecting them together. It's a snorkeller's paradise, with crystal-clear seas and pristine reefs that are home to thriving aquatic microbiomes, ranging from brightly-coloured fish to harmless reef sharks. The seas beyond the reef are also regularly frequented by migrating pods of whales during different seasons.
The islands are covered in forests, which make them ideal for excursions such as cycling, hiking or observing nature; one of the islands, Tahuna Ita, is known as 'Bird Island' because of its incredible spectrum of birds. As you might expect, the resort is committed to preserving the nature on its shores, with numerous programmes to help restore and nurture this natural habitat.
But for those looking to spend a day on shore relaxing, the Brando is all too happy to cater to you. There are a range of on-site restaurants for you to choose from; opt for Japanse Teppanyaki, innovative vegan cuisine, upscale bistro or a laid-back lunch on the beach. Each restaurant uses the same fresh, high-quality ingredients that you'd expect of a restaurant on the mainland.
the resort works to preserve the natural beauty of the island and convey the traditional values and culture of Tahiti
The resort itself invites you to spend a day on shore as part of a superyacht charter. Your yacht can drop anchor in the deeper waters surrounding the reef, and take a tender up to the shore. Then, settle into a sunlounger overlooking the pool or spend the morning floating around the bay on a stand-up paddleboard.
Each beachside villa is perfectly private, nestled between the palm trees just a few steps' from the water. While staying at the venue, guests can also enjoy access to a library, wellness centre, boutique, diving centre, a tennis court and a selection of other facilities designed to ensure the most relaxed and entertaining experience.
Tetiaroa, Arue 98702, French Polynesia
Show Phone Number+689 40 866 300