The Brando

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Tetiaroa Private Island
Tahiti, 98702
French Polynesia

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia's breathtaking private island of Tetiaroa, an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features thirty-five (35) villas and one (1) Teremoana Residence on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds.

The resort reflects Polynesian culture and each villa has its own private beach area and plunge pool. The all-inclusive resort offers three restaurants showcasing Polynesian, French and Japanese cuisine, a spa overlooking a lily pond, an organic garden and orchard, a pool, a lagoon view bar, a beach bar, tennis courts and library. The Brando is a model for sustainable technology with sea water air-conditioning and solar and coconut oil energy. The Brando brings the past and future together into a place beyond time, invigorating the spirit and enriching all who visit.


  • 100 Euro Credit, per stay (not applicable toward purchases made at the Hinerava Pearl Shop, The Boutique, or Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa). Not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Welcome Amenity
The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
The following amenities are not exclusive, but apply to your booking:
  • Full Breakfast for two daily included in both rate options offered at the resort (All-Inclusive rate and Villa & Breakfast only rate).
  • All Inclusive

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

Number of Rooms: 36

One Bedroom Villa

Inside your 1,033 square feet 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. A walk through dressing area adjoins your spacious bedroom, where a king-size bed invites you to relax and gaze through a large window at the lagoon, visible through a screen of pandanus, miki miki, and coconut trees. The adjoining bathroom features an outdoor bathtub, set behind a wooden screen. The deck leads to a private, 107 square feet plunge pool.
  • Minimum occupancy (adults/children): 1
  • Maximum occupancy (adults/children): 4
  • Bedding options: 1 king bed (or twin beds) + 1 sofa with trundle bed in media room
  • Linens: Frette
  • Square footage : 1033 inside 603 outside 107 pool
  • Meters squared: 96 inside 56 outside 10 pool
  • No connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Handicap accommodations: 2 villas are wheelchair accessible
  • Furnishings: Modern furniture / Wood leather material
  • Key selling features: Private Island. Natural sanctuary

Two-Bedroom Villas

Enjoy all the appointments of a one-bedroom villa plus many built-in extras in any of our four, 1,808 square feet, two-bedroom villas. Inside, a large, airy living room combines all the features of the one-bedroom villa’s sitting and media rooms, 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.
  • Minimum occupancy (adults/children): 1
  • Maximum occupancy (adults/children): 4
  • Bedding options: 2 king beds (or twin beds)
  • Linens: Frette
  • Square footage : 1808 inside 1658 outside 140 pools
  • Meters squared: 168 inside 154 outside 13 pool
  • No connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Furnishings: Modern furniture / Wood leather material
  • Key selling features: Private Island. Natural sanctuary

Three-Bedroom Villa

The 2,648 square feet 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. The third bedroom is separated from the main villa by an above-ground walkway, and includes its own dressing room, bathroom, and outdoor bathtub. We’ve also upgraded the furnishings of your private outdoor space, which includes an expanded deck and a 236 square feet pool.
  • Minimum occupancy (adults/children): 1 Maximum occupancy (adults/children): 6
  • Bedding options 3 king beds (or twin beds)
  • Linens: Frette
  • Square footage 2648 inside, 2217 outside and 236 pool
  • Meters squared 246 inside 206 outside 22 pool
  • No connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Furnishings: Modern furniture / Wood leather material
  • Key selling features: Private Island. Natural sanctuary

Teremoana Residence

The Teremoana Residence is the epitome of understated island luxury. Situated on 1.25 acres of private beach, it features three ensuite bathrooms with private terraces, living room, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, media area, laundry room and over 3,000 feet of outdoor living space, including a large plunge pool. Like all of The Brando's accommodations, the design is understated Polynesian, and both uses and reflects the surrounding nature.

Guests of the Teremoana Residence may choose a plan that includes a butler only, or a full Private Services plan that includes a butler, housekeeper, chef and maitre d'hotel.


  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Tennis
  • Children's Activity Center
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports
  • Spa Treatments
  • Restaurant
  • Private Island
  • Private Beach
  • Meditation Room
  • Massage Rooms
  • Cultural Programs
  • Boat Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Billiard Room
  • Beachfront Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Boutiques

Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • Tours & Excursions
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Services
  • Business Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Secretarial Services
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Wedding Arrangement
  • Complimentary Bikes
  • Entertainment
  • Guided Excursions
  • Honeymoon Planning
  • Kid's Club
  • The Explorer’s Club

Beachcomber Cafe

Beachcomber Cafe  offers exceptional lagoon and ocean views, whether you decide to dine indoors or on the beach. Dishes include a varied menu of Polynesian-inspired dishes alongside classic French cuisine.

At this restaurant and our other dining venues you will enjoy the freshest of ingredients. Every day, our chef selects for the day’s dishes organically grown fruits and vegetables from our own gardens and orchards. These may include mangos, papayas, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, avocados, breadfruit, bananas, limes, watermelon and more. And our fish and shellfish are from Polynesian waters.

Les Mutinés

For a more intimate dinner experience, head to Les Mutinés. Shaped like the hull of a ship to evoke the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, the interior is all subdued elegance, with sable-colored glass chandeliers and gossamer curtains between the tables. Chef Pierre Lecorne and his expert team offer a gastronomic menu of French specialties with a Polynesian influence. 

This restaurant includes an extensive, world-class wine cellar in a carefully climate-controlled glass enclosure.

Te Manu

Te Manu Bar

Located on the second floor, this open-air bar features spectacular views of the lagoon, distant motus and sunsets. In addition to the main lounge, there are several private tree-level seating areas that can be reached on walkways through the palm canopy.

Bob's Bar

This is a very casual setting on the beach for conversation and making friends. The bar is named for Marlon Brando’s factotum (assistant) on film sets. At the end of many days, Brando and Bob would wind up at the bar for long talks. Eventually the bar at Marlon Brando’s lodge, Tetiaora Village, became known as Bob’s Bar. Our Bob’s Bar has retained the original bar from the lodge Brando built. We have kept the name in honor of Bob and all others who have worked, and continue to work, anonymously to bring Brando’s visions to life.

Vegan option

A vegan menu, designed by the renowned Chef Kelvin Au-Ieong, is also available at Les Mutinés fine dining restaurant, the Beachcomber Café, and for in-room dining.


The Brando takes dinner enjoyment to a new level with Nami. Located inside the Beachcomber Café, Nami seats just eight guests and offers a gastronomic menu with meat specialties (“Riku”) and seafood (“Umi”), Japanese desserts and a fine selection of sake and beers from Japan.

Chef Kaito Nakamura joined The Brando in 2018, with an impressive resume that includes working as a sushi chef and sous-chef in Tokyo and Paris, and two of Tahiti’s top hotels.

Map / Location

Nearby airports:

  • Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands [Faaa], French Polynesia (30 Miles)