Where: Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
Located on the French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa. The Brando sits on an atoll composed of a dozen small breathtaking islands (known as motus) surrounding a sparkling 3 mile long lagoon, 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. With its white sand beaches, swaying coconut palms, colorful birds, and sparkling lagoon, Tetiaroa is a dream paradise.
Acquired by Godfather’s Marlon Brando in the 1960’s as his own paradise escape and the Tahitian royals before him for for centuries, The Brando is not only one of the most private islands in the world but also rich in history. No wonder it is often visited by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, former US president Barack Obama as well as Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa. This unique luxury private island offers the perfect blend of pristine nature, privacy and carefree luxury.
Access to the island is by private plane, you will be whisked straight to your villa by your very own personal butler who will be available 24 hours a day. The resort features 35 secluded villas, choose from 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom villa. Every villa is on a white sand beach, which are frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The villas also have their own outdoor eating and private beach area, its own plunge pool, soft, cozy furnishings, large windows that let you savor the views, and modern conveniences such as a media room, wifi and a wide selection of movies. The resort has been designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture, with a heavy focus on eco-friendly materials.
This Polynesian style resort offers 2 restaurants showcasing Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion and classic French cuisine, most of the ingredients used in the restaurants are organically grown on the island’s garden. There is also a luxurious spa and wellness center around a serene lily-covered pond, a lagoon-view bar in the canopy of the palm trees, beach bar near a large infinity pool, along with tennis court, library and cultural center, boutiques as well as an environmental research station with guest programs.
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The island has an abundance of activities on offer, 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. 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. Beyond its breathtaking beauty, Tetiaroa is a place of rare biodiversity and a natural sanctuary for birds and marine life. On any given day you may see whales migrating, dolphins playing, or sea turtles nesting.
Preserving, protecting and sustainability is at the core at The Brando. all the villas have been designed without beach obstructions to blend harmoniously into the trees using local, certified origin, renewable, or incorporate recycled materials. They are also using pioneering deep seawater air-conditioning system to reduce energy demands and rely entirely on renewable energy sources including solar power and biofuel whenever it can be procured. The resort has set out to achieve the goal of being carbon neutral and self-sustainable island.
More info visit: www.thebrando.com