RESORT EXPERIENCES

Tetiaroa atoll is brimming with life, a natural wonderland calling to be explored. From kayak excursions to the outer limits of the atoll, to diving expeditions below the surface, or lessons in traditional palm weaving, there’s much to discover and share.

TETIAROA SOCIETY

Meet the keepers of the atoll

To traverse Tetiaroa with a naturalist guide is to delve into the very heart of Polynesia. The Society’s research fortifies Tetiaroa against global shifts, nurturing its ecosystems, and preserving its unique cultural and historical heritage for generations to come.

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Experiences

Guided Excursions

While at Tetiaroa, guests can partake in excursions that weave through the atoll’s motus, curated by the stewards of the isle’s legacy. The Tetiaroa Society, deeply versed in the atoll’s lore and science, imparts tales and wisdom, offers an immersive experience into the ecosystem’s diversity, the ancient archaeological secrets, and the geological wonders, from the coral depths to the celestial expanses.

Tetiaroa Ultimate Tour

The boat glides across a shimmering lagoon toward a protected motu where seabirds swoop and dive in a playful dance…

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Tetiaroa Ultimate Tour

Bird Discovery Tour

Enchantment soars to great heights when surveying the majestic, feathered treasures of Tetiaroa atoll…

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Bird Discovery Tour

Reef Quest

A journey to the frontier’s edge—where the barrier reef stands as the atoll’s guardian.

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Reef Quest

Kayaking Excursion

A short boat journey leads to a pass between motus, a narrow waterway ideal for viewing life above and below the water…

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Kayaking Excursion

Green Tour

A journey into the ever-beating heart of the resort, and the research, scientific studies and innovation efforts offering promise for the future…

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Green Tour

Archeological Tour

A leisurely bicycle tour leads through whispers of history, and remnants of times past

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Archeological Tour

Rimatu’u Excursion

The journey by boat to Rimatu’u unveils the storied past of Tetiaroa, the islet that was once the private refuge of Marlon Brando…

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Rimatu’u Excursion

Custom Excursion

Private tours, meticulously tailored to delight and surprise each guest with personal moments and intimate experiences that will be cherished forever…

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Custom Excursion

EXPERIENCES

Polynesian Arts & Culture

Through stories rich in personal history, guides impart their knowledge of Polynesian life, culture, and art. It is in the effortless exchange, akin to a dance between kindred spirits, where guests partake in weaving, singing, strumming, and cooking, enveloped in the warmth of an extended family. Such experiences forge a bond with the place, instilling a sense of belonging that endures beyond their stay.

Traditional Polynesian Dance

Stepping beyond the oft portrayed Polynesian song and dance, into heartfelt and intimate expressions of this alluring culture…

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Traditional Polynesian Dance

Pareu dying and tying

Set against a backdrop of gentle ocean waves and dreamy island music, the traditional art of Pareu making unfolds.

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Pareu dying and tying

Weaving Lessons

Centuries of practice have endowed Polynesians with the skill to transform palm fronds into an array of items, including roofs, baskets, hats, and works of art.

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Weaving Lessons

Music lessons with ukulele, pahu, tō’ere

The love of music in Polynesian culture finds expression through various instruments developed over generations…

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Music lessons with ukulele, pahu, tō’ere

Tahitian language

Tahitian language is melodic, vivid, and full of life. Guests are initiated into this rich world of verbal expression through fun and simple phrases…

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Tahitian language

Modern and Polynesian spa treatments

The Varu Te Ora spa is located on grounds historically frequented by Tahitian royalty for rejuvenating beauty rituals…

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Modern and Polynesian spa treatments

Custom Polynesian Experience

For those keen on delving deeper into Polynesian culture, an introduction to a local expert offers a more personal and intimate experience.

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Custom Polynesian Experience

Experiences

Private Expeditions

Beyond the atoll, the vast expanse of the deep blue Pacific Ocean serves as a habitat for a diverse ecosystem of marine mammals and acts as the portal to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and other islands of French Polynesia. Opportunities abound for deep-sea fishing, swimming alongside gentle giants, or embarking on a flight to explore the remote corners of the South Pacific, even if just for a day.

Custom Expeditions

Dreams transform into reality with the creation of personalized itineraries spanning a few hours or an entire day…

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Custom Expeditions

Whale Watching & Swimming

From August to October, the deep blue waters bordering the atoll serve as a sanctuary for giants of the deep…

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Whale Watching & Swimming

Deep Sea Fishing

Equipped with the gear to lure a plethora of species, guests embark on a thrilling excursion beyond the atoll’s barrier reef…

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Deep Sea Fishing

Diving Expeditions

Tetiaroa remains a sanctuary untouched by human hands, embraced by crystal clear waters where coral and vegetation thrive in a spectacle of natural beauty.

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Diving Expeditions

EXPERIENCES

Sports & Activities

Tetiaroa is a canvas of possibilities to thrill and delight visitors of all ages. Days can be orchestrated to the minute, or left free to drift in the current of the island’s magical flow.

On Water

Away from the shore, the ocean invites activities from the swift-paced paddle of an outrigger to the calm drift of a kayak over the shallow azure. Between these, the coral garden beckons for snorkeling among reef sharks, rays, and schools of fish, in a silent ballet under the waves.

Swimming (pool/ocean)
Snorkelling
Kayaking
Outrigger canoe
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Scuba Diving (Certification required)

Land Based Activities

Onetahi beckons explorers to traverse its landscapes, offering pathways for cycling, self-guided nature trails for tranquil walks, a gym for invigorating workouts, courts for a spirited game of pickleball, or an inspiring visit to the gardens that supply the restaurants with fresh produce.

Tennis
Pickle Ball
Biking
Fitness Center / Coaching & Classes
Beach Volleyball
Private Yoga

EXPERIENCES

For Kids

Tetiaroa offers a realm of enchantment for the young, where crafting sandcastles on the shore as marine life meanders by connects them with the marvels of the natural world. The island’s wildlife, from sea turtles on its beaches and verdant plant life within its forests, to the aquatic universe just offshore, wields the power to transform young hearts and minds. The island’s programs are designed to forge deep connections between children and Polynesia, rendering a visit to Tetiaroa far more profound than the usual beach holiday.

Lagoon School

Lagoon School offers children aged 6-12 an immersive experience in nature alongside their peers.

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Lagoon School

Varua Polynesian Spa Experiences for Kids

The spa welcomes children aged 8-12, accompanied by their parents in the cabin, to immerse in the enchantment of Tetiaroa through treatments crafted especially for them.

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Varua Polynesian Spa Experiences for Kids

EXPERIENCES

One of a Kind

Where else can one watch a movie on the beach just steps outside their door? Or have a table for two, or six, set on a secluded beach for a midday multi-course meal? Or learn about the legendary French Polynesian black pearls, and secure a clandestine treasure for one’s beloved? On Tetiaroa, the promise is to engrave each day and night with lasting memories. All it takes is a simple request.

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Spa & Wellness

Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa is a sanctuary nestled in the embrace of the atoll. The entry is a portal to elevated pathways that wind through tropical undergrowth, diverging here and there like the branches of a tree, and leading to secret abodes for relaxation, meditation, contemplation, and healing.

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Dining

New culinary experiences unfold as the innovative French chef Jean Imbert brings a signature culinary style to the resort’s dining, a fusion of Polynesian flavors and classical French techniques.

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Accommodations

Spread across the Onetahi motu and set back just off the beach are 33 private villas, each a retreat within this sanctuary called Tetiaroa…

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The Atoll

Tetiaroa Atoll is a unique sanctuary where natural splendor, Polynesian heritage, and refined hospitality converge. Under the vigilant stewardship of the Tetiaroa Society, in partnership with the resort and the Brando Family Trust, there is a collective commitment to maintaining this haven within the vast Pacific, ensuring its legacy for the epochs to come.

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Tetiaroa Society

Inspired by the late Marlon Brando’s vision to preserve sanctuaries for future generations and raise awareness of the fragility of our environment…

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Gallery

One of the most visually breathtaking places on the planet, the Southern Pacific seems to abound in endless and effortless beauty…

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