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The Brando

Resort Description

The Brando is an exquisite luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private atoll of Tetiaroa, just 30 miles north of Tahiti. Tetiaroa is comprised of a dozen idyllic islands surrounding a spectacular lagoon. Tetiaroa has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquility and rejuvenation — first for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island above all others for their summer retreat, and later for Marlon Brando who chose it for his personal sanctuary. With access provided by private plane, the resort offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. The all-inclusive resort features 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool, restaurants showcasing Polynesian and French cuisine, a luxurious Polynesian spa, a lagoon-view bar, beach bar, pool, organic garden, library, boutique and water sports. The Brando is unique in concept and scope, combining environmental purity, luxury and Polynesian charm into an enriching experience.

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The Brando Accommodations

The 22 villas along West Turtle Beach and 13 along South Mermaid Bay have been carefully designed to reflect the Polynesian lifestyle and traditions, with luxurious furnishings, deluxe amenities including a private plunge pool, and windows as big as doors that let guests indulge in the sun, the breeze, and lagoon views. The villa’s timbered walls and native gardens are surrounded by exquisite scenery. The resort has been designed around clean, renewable energy sources, to protect this island paradise for generations to come.

One-Bedroom Villas (30 Villas -1,033-sq.-ft)

The interior of each villa has been designed to enhance the serenity of the surroundings, with the feeling of the indoors and outdoors merged together. Pass beneath a covered porch and stroll the boardwalk that leads to the front door. Enter into a cozy sitting room in tasteful shades of ecru and taupe, furnished with soft and comfortable chairs and sofas. To the side is a media room to listen to music and watch movies on the TV/DVD. WiFi is accessible throughout the villa and its exterior sun decks. A walkthrough dressing area adjoins the 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. Outdoors, the villa’s private, 603-sq.-ft. terraced deck adorned with chaise lounges, leads to a 107-sq.-ft. plunge pool. To the side, is a shaded table and chairs. Just beyond the natural boundary of the villa is private access to the white-sand beach.

Two-Bedroom Villas (4 Villas -1,808 sq.-ft.)

All the appointments of a one-bedroom villa—plus many built-in extras. Inside, a large, airy living room combines all the features of the one-bedroom villa’s sitting and media rooms. The living room also provides a private dining area with seating for six, a kitchen for the resort’s chef to use for private functions for villa guests, and a wide entryway onto a large, two-tiered deck. In these villas, the second bedroom is situated directly above the first. The downstairs bedroom features a private dressing area. Upstairs, as you gaze out over the lagoon, you’ll experience a sensation of floating above this opulent tropical vista. This bedroom also features its own dressing area, bathroom, and outdoor bathtub. Outside, the villa’s 1,658-sq.-ft. private yard has a larger deck area and 140-sq.-ft. plunge pool.

Three-Bedroom Villa (1 Villa - 2,648-sq.-ft.)

The 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. The furnishings are upgraded in the private outdoor space, which includes an expanded deck and a 236 -sq.- ft. pool.

The Brando Restaurants/Bars

The award-winning cuisine of Guy Martin of the Michelin two star restaurant Le Grand Véfour is featured in The Brando’s dining venues and in-room dining.

Beachfront Restaurant
Exceptional lagoon and ocean views for savoring breakfast, lunch, and dinner to in this casually elegant, indoor/outdoor venue. The menu features a variety of Polynesian-inspired dishes alongside classic French-style cuisine.

Fine Dining Restaurant
This venue features a roof shaped like an upside down canoe, elegant décor in beautiful tones of tropical light and sand, and a moat that surrounds it provides the sensation of floating on a lagoon. This intimate venue also includes a world-class wine cellar in a carefully climate-controlled glass enclosure. A menu with the same regard for flavor and quality that has made Le Grand Véfour one of the most respected dining established in Paris is showcased.

Lagoon-View 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
A 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, Tetiaroa Village, became known as Bob’s Bar. The Brando’s 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.

In-Room Dining
As a guest of The Brando, you can have room service from 6am to 10pm daily, to enjoy a meal in the privacy of the guest’s villa—either indoors, on their private deck, poolside, or on the beach..

The Brando Spa Services

The Brando’s Varua Polynesian Spa is a natural haven of serenity nestled on the shores of a soothing pond in the heart of Motu Onetahi. Within this setting the finest holistic treatments are offered inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions coupled with modern techniques. The spa includes steam baths, a tea and relaxation lounge, a yoga shelter and a spa suite for couples. The room rate includes one 50 minute spa treatment daily per Villa

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