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LOCATION

Tetiaroa, 30 miles northeast of Tahiti, is an archipelago of palm-shaded, turquoise-ringed paradise islets.

Only one of these has any sign of human life on it, and that’s Motu Onetahi which is where you’ll find the stunning The Brando. What used to be a retreat for Tahitian royalty became actor Marlon Brando’s holiday home after he visited the region shooting, ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’.

Today, that home has been transformed into a boho, castaway-luxe resort of 35 beachfront villas. Various sizes of abode are available, and each comes with a private infinity pool. In keeping with the resort’s respectful stance towards the local culture, touches of island décor add character in the contemporary villas’ spacious interiors equipped with all the modern luxuries.

The restaurants offer an array of flavors and experiences, from fine-dining east/west fusion with Polynesian accents to vegan and teppanyaki. Fish are taken from the thriving coastal waters and additional ingredients are cultivated in the island’s orchards and gardens.

WHAT MAKES THIS HOTEL UNIQUE?

It’s more than just another extremely luxurious property in paradise. The Brando, in keeping with the conservation philosophy espoused by the island’s former owner, is committed to preserving the archipelago’s biodiversity, respecting Polynesian culture, and achieving a zero-carbon footprint. It’s been awarded a LEED Platinum certificate for its continued efforts in sustainability and its outlook enriches its experience offering.