“A parallel universe awaits guests whisked by plane from Tahiti to this private island—one of bobbing palms, a forest spa in a suspended bird’s nest, and a jungle-wreathed freshwater lake topped with lotus flowers.”
“Set on the breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll comprising a dozen small islands surrounded by crystal waters just 30 miles northeast of Tahiti – The Brando is a luxurious five-star resort which opened to huge fanfare less than a decade ago.”
“Discovered by the late Marlon Brando, who sought to preserve this slice of paradise by protecting the land and creating a research station and eco-resort, this private island is a celebrity haven,.”
“Richard Bailey is king of The Brando, and raises south Pacific on the world map – hear him now, on MARY GOSTELOW GIRLAHEAD PODCAST”
“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
“Famously owned for three decades by Marlon Brando, the island of Tetiaroa in Tahiti is home to eco-luxury hotel The Brando – a perfect jumping-off point from which to experience the staggering natural beauty of this area.”
“In March of this year the property launched its Deep-Sea Ice Bath treatment, which immerses guests in cold water drawn from the Pacific Ocean.”
“The Brando resort, which donated a million-dollar research station to Tetiaroa Society, plays a key role in the conservation of Tetiaroa. The Brando is a luxury eco-resort which is carbon-neutral, Platinum LEED certified, and a leader in sustainability.”
“The Brando and Tetiaroa Society’s symbiotic partnership stands as a guidepost for the hospitality industry, showing that sustainable and successful development that actually benefits the planet while allowing travelers to explore its most unique places is possible.”
“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)
“A jaw-droppingly beautiful 20-minute flight from the bustle of the capital of Tahiti and you’ll find yourself touching down on the private island of Tetiaroa, home to The Brando. From here, you’ll be whisked away in a golf buggy to explore the resort, before being ushered to one of 35 idyllic thatched roof villas, strategically hidden behind palm-fringed gardens.”
“Honeymooners, travelling consciously doesn’t have to come at the cost of luxury – trust us. Find out just ho! you can have the best of both !orlds at our three eco-stays of the moment”
“Whether you’re delighting in demonstrations of Tahitian cuisine and taking Polynesian dance lessons or learning about the scientific research conducted on the island’s ecosystems, a vacation at the Brando is sure to leave you not only rejuvenated, but enriched.”February 3, 2022
“The good news from an eco perspective is there are holidays out there that aren’t part of the resource-guzzling, carbon-spewing and waste-generating problem that’s messing with our weather systems. In fact, some utterly luxurious places to stay are also actively presenting solutions to significant environmental and social challenges, while treating guests like royalty. These are the best.”February 2, 2022
“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)
“the Brando’s discreet operators would rather it were known for its environmental-sustainability measures—its solar panels, which provide two-thirds of the resort’s power; its air-conditioning plant, which cools the property with seawater; its filtration system, which uses taro plants to cleanse wastewater. It also acts as a nature preserve and scientific lab.”
“Today the resort’s mission is to provide one of the most luxurious, authentic and enriching travel experiences available anywhere in the world in an environmentally sensitive, sustainable and culturally rich manner.”
“Located on its very own private island in the middle of French Polynesia, The Brando extends carefree luxury amid pristine nature. Frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds, this resort’s all-inclusive package includes a beachfront villa, meals, drinks, 25-hour villa service, guided island excursion, spa treatments and a bicycle.”
“If you’re looking for out-and-out luxury, Tetiaroa is the place to go. [Marlon Brando] fell in love with the place and its people and bought the island in 1966 with a dream to fund environmental and scientific programmes through tourism – he was an early eco warrior, and Tetiaroa is now home to one of the world’s first eco hotels”January 08, 2022
“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)
“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)