Taking pride in being the most eco-friendly private island in the world, the Brando is a veritable Eden on earth that's mastered the balance between barefoot boho and polished luxury.
Frequented by Tahitian Royalty and Hollywood heavyweights, the Brando and its enviable position have a roster of fans. It was established as a private island by Marlon Brando in 2014, and since opening its doors its sandy shores have lured the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, the Obama family and the Kardashian- Jenner clan.
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, eco-credentials and luxury together to create a venue like nowhere else on earth.
The location certainly helps; the Brando is spread across a necklace of islands in the heart of French Polynesia known as the Tetiaroa atoll, with powdery sand beaches and glassy, sun-warmed lagoons connecting them together.
The waters are snorkeller's paradise, with pristine reefs that are home to thriving aquatic microbiomes, ranging from brightly-coloured fish to reef sharks darting between the shallows. The seas beyond the reef are also regularly frequented by migrating pods of whales during different seasons, and there are diving excursions on hand which visitors can get involved with.
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. All of the restaurants are overseen by Guy Martin, the chef at the helm of Michelin-starred Le Grand Vefour in Paris.
All of the restaurants are overseen by Guy Martin, the chef at the helm of Michelin-starred Le Grand Vefour in Paris.
The island 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. There's also an airstrip which caters to chartered planes and helicopters, so access to the island is easy and straightforward no matter how you choose to make your arrival.
Meander over to the Varua spa for a Polynesian massage overlooking a freshwater pond, or sit back at one of the island's bars and sample a cocktail- The Brando produces its own honey, and it has become a star ingredient in the menu's signature tipples.
Tetiaroa, Arue 98702, French Polynesia
Show Phone Number+689 40 866 300