The Brando

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The Brando

Pristine and untouched, Tetiaroa is renowned for its beauty and most famous for its legendary owner, Marlon Brando. In 1965, Brando fell in love with the island of Tetiaroa while filming “Mutiny on the Bounty”. A fervent environmental advocate, Brando shared a joint vision with Richard Bailey, owner of several luxury resorts in French Polynesia, to develop an environmentally sustainable resort. Today, this vision has resulted in the opening of the eco-friendly resort known simply as “The Brando”.

Surrounded by a protective coral reef with no opening to the sea, Tetiaroa’s lagoons are warmer than any other place in French Polynesia and serve as a natural aquarium that encompasses some of the richest marine habitats in the world. Only a short 15-minute flight from the island of Tahiti, this jewel is a 4.5 mile-wide atoll consisting of twelve motus.Thirty-five luxury villas are nestled along the beachfront – each with private plunge pool. All villas are self-sustaining with renewable sources of non-fossil fuel energy and the resort is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification. An all-inclusive experience, guests can choose to dine at the Brando’s two restaurants, lounge or bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day where you can enjoy a meal in the privacy of your villa indoors, on your private deck, or al fresco on your patio. Daily complimentary services include one excursion per person and one a spa treatment per villa.


The Brando

Extra person charges may apply and vary, inquire at time of booking.
Cribs may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Passport identification and valid credit card are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Early check-in and late check-out are available at a charge. 
Check-in time: 3 PM
Check-out time: 11 AM


  • Bar(s)
  • Beauty Services
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Service
  • Coral Nursery
  • Day Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • On-site Activities Desk
  • Pool
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Sea Turtle Sanctuary
  • Spa
  • Wedding Services


  • 110 Voltage and 220 Voltage
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Coffee Machine and Tea Selection
  • Double Vanity
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-room Safe
  • In-Wall USB Charging Plugs
  • Maid Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Movie Rentals/On-Demand
  • Outdoor Bathtub
  • Refrigerator
  • Room Service
  • Telephone


  • Bicycles
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Diving
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Hiking Tours
  • Kayaks
  • Outrigger Canoes
  • Paddle Boards
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
The Brando rooms

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One Bedroom Villa

2 Adults, or 2 Adults and 2 Children

The one bedroom villa has been designed to enhance the beauty of serenity of the surroundings, where 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. A walkthrough dressing area adjoins the spacious bedroom, where a king-size bed invites you to relax. The adjoining bathroom features a welcoming outdoor bathtub. Outdoors, the villas private, terraced deck adorned with chaise lounges, leads to a plunge pool. Just beyond is private access to the white-sand beach.

30 rooms of this type
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Two Bedroom Villa

4 Adults, or 2 Adults and 2 Children

The two-story villa offers privacy and comfort for the perfect family getaway. The second bedroom is situated directly above the first. A large, airy living room combines all the features of the one-bedroom villas sitting and media rooms. The living room also provides a private dining area with seating for six, a kitchen for the resorts chef to use for private functions for villa guests, and a wide entryway onto a large, two-tiered deck. Outside, the villas private yard has a larger deck area and plunge pool.

4 rooms of this type
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Three Bedroom Villa

6 Adults, or 4 Adults and 2 Children

The resorts only three-bedroom villa on Mermaid Bay can accommodate gatherings of six family or friends. This 2,648-sq.-ft. getaway boasts all the features of the two-bedroom villa but on an even larger scale. Separated from the main villa is the third bedroom, which includes its own dressing room, bathroom, and outdoor bathtub. The private, outdoor space, also includes an expanded deck and pool.

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The Brando Dinning

Beachcomber Caf

Beachcomber Caf


Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The Beachcomber Café offers exceptional lagoon and ocean views, whether you decide to dine indoors or on the beach. Dishes will include a varied menu of Polynesian-inspired dishes alongside classic French cuisine, but our chef will also be happy to try to prepare for you whatever you desire.
Bob's Bar

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, Tetiaroa 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. 
Les Mutins Fine Dining

Les Mutins Fine Dining


Open for Dinner For a more intimate dinner experience, we have a fine dining restaurant led by Guy Martin, Chef Propriétaire of the Michelin three star rated Le Grand Véfour Restaurant in Paris. He will be creating a menu with same regard for flavor and quality that has made his restaurant one of the most respected dining establishments in Paris. Les Mutinés Fine Dining includes an extensive, world-class wine cellar in a carefully climate-controlled glass enclosure.
Te Manu Bar

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.
The Brando Spa

Varua Polynesian Spa

Varua Polynesian spa is a natural haven of serenity nestled on the shores of a soothing pond in the heart of Motu Onetahi. This is the spot where the Tahitian royal family retreated to relax or indulge in rituals of beauty.
Within this setting you can enjoy the finest holistic treatments 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 Brando Special Offers

The Brando - Ultimate Romantic Escape

The Brando - Ultimate Romantic Escape

Includes 5 Nights at the Brando Resort in Tetiaroa, All Inclusive

From $13190*
5 Nights, Travel Dates from 7/1/2017 to 3/31/2018
Bora Bora and Brando

Bora Bora and Brando

Includes 4 Nights at The Brando Resort in Tetiaroa and Business Class Airfare

From $17890*
9 Nights, Travel Dates from 6/1/2017 to 12/10/2017
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