“Aside from the luxurious accommodations and the delicious cuisine, for me much of the resort’s appeal derives from its pristine natural surroundings. The snorkeling is astonishing, and for those who would like to
learn more about the environment, tours are offered to nearby research stations.”
“The resort is a pioneering model of sustainable technology with sea water air conditioning, renewable energies, and LEED platinum certification, and offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature.”
“By original design, social distancing and seclusion naturally reign. An eco-elegant mecca available for full buyout in 2021, The Brando continues to set the eco-luxe standard with a minimal footprint and a maximum commitment to the stunning environment and wildlife in every direction.”
“It’s like a movie set — only not overbuilt and full of stereotypes. The Brando, in fact, might be the most authentic luxury hotel on Earth”.November 26, 2020
“My wife and me had the greatest second honeymoon posible at the Brando! We would like to thank the Brando Team again deeply for the wonderful “Royal Treatment” we received there.
As a Hotelier myself, I would like to congratulate them here for the extraordinary product and infrastructure they have developed in this beautiful island paradise location, for the outstanding and refined guest services, for the sophisticated and delicious gastronomy, for the superb attention to details, for the profesional and friendly attention from the staff at all times, and for the exemplary environmental management we saw while there.To obtain this level of quality and consistency requires very fine management skills. Well done! Difficult for anyone to emulate.
We have been fortunate enough in our lives to experience some of the best Hotels and Resorts in the world, but the Brando tops anything we have seen so far. The Brando is not a 5 star Resort, it deserves to be considered a 7 star Resort! The Brando is leading a new era, where luxury hospitality and conservation go hand on hand. This is very rare to find in our industry.
Leaving the Brando back to everyday life was like leaving heaven for purgatory. We are planning to visit them again with a group of friends in September 2018. In the meantime, we wish the Brando all the best and we are sure that it will be a great success and has definetly raised the Bar very high in luxury Hospitality!”
~ Herbret FREI, President of PIKAIA LODGE
“More than ever before, we offer privacy and space—at the villa, inside and outside, in the property, on the island, the lagoon, and the other islets—the sense of total freedom, the beauty of the place (the resort, the islands of Tetiaroa, nature), well-preserved nature and sustainability, service, staff dedication, and attention to details.”November 09, 2020
“The resort is luxury to the max – your fridge is stocked with complimentary champagne, the spa is an Eden set around a freshwater pond with an elevated bird’s-nest-inspired treatment room and it’s all surrounded by a spectacular lagoon, showcasing a kaleidoscope of blues.”
“Responsible and sustainable tourism is not just a trend, but a fundamental shift if how the affluent jet-set are choosing to travel. On French Polynesia’s beautiful private island of Tetiaroa, The Brando is not only a paradise for those looking to escape it all but a beacon for eco-conscioudness”.
“At his remote home away from home, Brando sought to preserve—and even share—a piece of French Polynesia’s natural splendor and biological heritage by not only protecting the land but creating a world-class research station and the planet’s foremost carbon-neutral resort.”
“Please add a star! – 5 stars are not enough for this perfect, secluded paradise. At least 6, or 7… is better. Total privacy, the most beautiful lagoon I’ve ever seen (well, not so much marine life, but amazing water colors!), relaxed luxe, fantastic food. Choose the all-inclusive formula, the best for this kind of accommodation. Service is top- notch. They provide everything even before you think need it! I want to be back….soon!”
~ butterfly067Italy (via TripAdvisor)
“Activities at The Brando don’t only expose you to nature, they place you within it – and the experience is life-changing”.
“Les amateurs de faune sauvage seront comblés par la découverte de la vie foisonnante dans le lagon, peuplé de requins à pointes noires, de requins-citrons et d’innombrables poissons multicolores. Sans parler des tortues vertes qui viennent pondre sur l’atoll d’octobre à début avril, et des baleines à bosse qui croisent au-delà de la barrière de corail de juillet à octobre. Quant aux passionnés d’ornithologie, ils trouveront sans aucun doute leur bonheur sur l’île aux oiseaux “
“The Brando is more than just a hotel. It is an island, complete with its own history and legends. Located on the private atoll of Tetiaroa, it is the materialisation of a visionary dream that Marlon Brando (1924-2004) had and the actor’s desire to make it the most beautiful spot to be found in any ocean for the rest of time”
“Actor Marlon Brando’s former private getaway in French Polynesia is now an ultra-luxurious, eco-conscious retreat, where travelers go to escape it all. Relax in one of 35 stylish, palm-thatched villas, each a grand fusion of indoor and outdoor space, where the beach is just footsteps away.”
“Beyond, Beyond, Beyond
Where do I begin? Its all been said. I’ll start by saying we just returned from the most pleasant 2 weeks of our lives spent at the Brando. Yes! Two weeks.It was for our 50TH Birthday and 29TH(almost 30TH) anniversary.
While flying into Tahiti- just prior to arriving-Id read some bogus review about the Brando- complaining about boredom and nothing to do and I became concerned I’d made a mistake booking my wife and I for 2 weeks. I was sincerely concerned about getting Island fever.
Well, Island Fever it was. The best fever imaginable. A fever I hate to see wear off. The most unbelievable everything.
We’ve been to French Polynesia a few times staying at the Intercontinental Moorea and Four Season, Bora Bora. Absolutely no comparison. Ive never been crazy about the food, HOWEVER, the food at the Brando was to die for morning, noon and night. Prepared and presented in the most magnificent fashion and by the best, nicest and most professional servers in the world. These employees are not just great, they ARE The Brando. They believe in the entire experience and the incredible thought and effort that has gone into making this one of the most ecological friendly places on the planet. They recycle everything-and I mean everything. The receive energy and heat from solar panels and coconut oil and they grow much of their own food using compost made from food waste.
The food was beyond anything we’d ever eaten. I hate squid and I loved the squid! Everything was so unbelievable with perfect portions and just the right balance of flavors.
The island is as private as can be imagined. My wife and I spent 2 weeks walking and riding bikes into the early morning hours because we didn’t want to sleep and miss anything. We would retire to our lounge chairs and sleep until 3-4AM in total seclusion and privacy, waking up to the feeling we were in a climate controlled movie set. It was too good to be true before moving to the villa to finish the night. I will say the atmosphere MAY have contributed to a heightened sense of intimacy-similar to our youth-but I digress.
We went on incredible daily private excursions to many of the privately preserved motu’s to view phenomenal aspects of nature including birds, incredible crabs and countless fish while snorkeling in our private lagoon. (…) –>READ MORE
~ kemawo777 (via TripAdvisor)
“I really hope that community will become a new focus over time. This is not just about showing guests authentic travel experiences, but also about the travel industry coming together to work in unison to promote a better way to travel.”
“a bucket list heavyweight: starting from July and running all the way through October, whales of all shapes and sizes (which is to say ‘from large to larger than life’) migrate past the tiny group of islands, with the resort working closely alongside the Tetiaroa Society to facilitate respectful encounters with the gentle giants.”
“The Brando […] is a singular expression of luxury unlike anywhere else on the planet. That may sound hyperbolic without context, but after spending just one night here, your body recedes into a level of tranquility that no marble staircase, white-gloved spa or gajillion thread count linen could ever duplicate. After only a few days spent languidly absorbing this paradise, you will begin casting away the cares of the modern world like a snake shedding its skin.”
“Wow – paradise on earth
This is the best hotel I have ever stayed at, and I can’t imagine one that will rival it. It’s hard to even call it a hotel, because you feel like you’re on your own private island. Yes, it is expensive, but if you are lucky enough to be able to afford it, it is worth every penny. A few months have passed since our stay, and we still frequently refer to the Brando as a magical place that we will always cherish. I was already plotting a return as our flight took off.
A short flight from Tahiti via Air Tetiaroa, the island’s private airline, is this small, magical island whose incredible palette of greens, blues and whites slowly come into view. When you land, you are greeted by a small committee – singing, dancing, and the hotel manager. Amazing, inventive tropical drinks; fresh, great quality food (and I live in New York City), and the sense that you have the island pretty much all to yourself will spoil you for life. Want to try scuba diving? Done. Snorkeling? An array of fish, rays, and small sharks are directly in front of your villa. Massage? Beautiful facilities and great masseuses await.
The villas are absolutely stunning – we admired every detail of the design, from the outdoor bath to the private outdoor plunge pool in front. The staff were incredibly nice, especially the male waiter at the restaurant. Be sure to go on a tour of the lagoon to see the local birds and coconut crabs, and linger at the beautiful Millionaire’s bay.
Also visit and support the research station – they are up to some great work to preserve the local culture, traditions, history and ecosystem. And ask the staff about how eco-friendly the resort is.
Truly, if heaven exists, it would be very much like the Brando.”
~ Vanessaki_voyage (via TripAdvisor)
“Take the serene privacy of Vahine, weave in the red-carpet treatment of the Four Seasons, and turn the entire experience up about one thousand notches, and you have the Brando.”February 14, 2020
A haven for celebrities seeking privacy, honeymooners and those in need of a remote tropical hideaway, The Brando is an eco-luxe paradise.
“Make like former owner Marlon Brando, and Tahitian royalty before him, and escape to this zero-carbon resort on the islet of Onetahi, on the pristine Tetiaroa Atoll, where the first of four planned luxury residences has recently joinded 22 beachfront and 13 bayside villas.”
“Well……. Please be prepared for the time of your life. This was our second stay at The Brando. We stayed at the end of 2014 for three nights. It was a marvelous experience as evidenced by my review titled “Be Prepared for the Time of Your Life”. All I can say is this trip for five nights was everything and MORE than the first visit. From our arrival to the private air terminal to our flight to our welcome upon arrival on the tarmac in Tetiaroa, it was even more spectacular than our memories and photos from last time.
Our villa, 106 (on Mermaid Bay) was impeccable, stocked with everything we wanted and many lovely special treats. Each evening there are sweets delivered to each bungalow. Sort of canapes of a ‘sweet’ rather than savory flavor. Our dining experience was fantastic. The service staff at the bars and restaurants are equal to any fine dining service experience at any of the world’s best dining establishments. We dined in our living room or outside gazebo four of the evenings. The service for dinner in our villa was outstanding.
The bar, food and beverage, pool, reception, housekeeping,management and landscaping team are all not to be believed. I would like to point out names of staff to be recognized……please forgive those whose names I have omitted, it is all from memory.
Christian, Julien Cabezas, Kevin, Andrew, NIcolas, Justine, Estelle and on and on and on. Each and every staff member are so pleasant and do all that is humanly possible for the benefit of the wonderful guest experience.
I hope we will be back and thank each and every one of you for making our stay so enjoyable and memorable.”
~ 44carole (via TripAdvisor)
“Originally owned by actor Marlon Brando and now a super-exclusive retreat on Tetiaroa, a private atoll known for its total seclusion – you won’t bump into boatloads of tourists here.”February 01, 2020
It’s rare that extreme luxury is matched with true environmental sensitivity, but The Brando pulls it off beautifully.
Dans ce lieu exceptionnel et magique, entièrement autonome en énergies renouvelables, l’assiette se contente des poissons du Pacifique, des légumes, fruits et herbes du potager et de quelques arrivages de Tahiti.
“A most amazing, unique and memorable experience – My wife and I recently returned from our honeymoon at The Brando. It’s a beautiful property and unique with amazing views, well designed rooms and a very accommodating staff. We have both traveled extensively all over the world and can honestly say this was the most enjoyable experience we’ve ever had at a hotel or resort. You will have difficulty finding another location like this one anywhere in the world.
~ Dgioella (via TripAdvisor)
“Uou can have it ALL (the hot Instagram pics, the beautiful private villa, the world-class dining, the infinity pool, an outdoor bathtub, a spa that compares to no other in the world) AND be saving the planet in just one vacation. “November 28, 2019
“Trip of a Lifetime – I cannot imagine a more beautiful, tranquil, romantic setting on Earth. The Brando’s dedication to its environment coupled with its dedication to luxury and customer service make it unique. The villas are finely appointed, spacious and offer beautiful views. The food is delicious and always artfully presented. The staff is extremely attentive and very friendly. We rode bikes, enjoyed the beach and the privacy of our own plunge pool, and relaxed with spa treatments. The most memorable excursion was swimming with mother and baby humpback whales. We’re already planning our return trip!”
~ Julie B (via TripAdvisor)