varua te ora polynesian spa

Feel the heartbeat of Tetiaroa

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.

In this serene retreat, one encounters the essence of mana, the life force revered in Polynesian culture. This connection, once experienced, endures beyond a stay on Tetiaroa, binding one to the elements of nature, the bonds of family, and the deep-rooted traditions of the Polynesian way.


Fare Mana

A magical place for minds and movement

Just up a few steps off the sand, Fare Mana presents itself: a modest structure shrouded from the sun and rain yet inviting the restorative embrace of the surrounding nature and water.

Fare Mana emerges as an altar of serenity, embodying Tetiaroa’s spirit, a sanctuary where souls are purified and the rituals of meditation, yoga, and sound baths are observed, offering a path to inner peace.

Fare Manu

A treetop haven for two

Fare Manu, “the bird house”, rises as a lofty sanctuary within the embrace of Varua Te Ora Spa. In the nested seclusion, love birds are beckoned to bond amidst nature’s tapestry, secluded from the world’s gaze.

Here, amidst the rustling fronds and avian calls, time retreats, allowing traditional Polynesian rites to soothe and invigorate. This nest, more than a shelter for therapy, extends an invitation to linger in the shared dreams that only a place such as this can nurture.


Ancestral healing arts perfected over generations

This sanctuary is perched where once Tahitian elites gathered for ceremonial rites. Now, clothed in pareu, guests meander elevated paths within the embrace of nature, engaging in therapeutic practices that draw from the well of ancestral knowledge. On Tetiaroa, the essence of massage expands into a holistic voyage, a search for oneness with the environment, the Polynesian way of life, and its people.



Ancestral and modern rejuvenation

The spa’s approach to facial rejuvenation marries the old with the new. The traditional relies on ocean-derived substances and the tactile artistry of massage, following the Polynesian ethos of beauty care.

The modern approach embraces the precision of science, deploying advanced tools and active compounds to sculpt a visage’s future, granting guests the power to select a path that aligns with their personal narrative and aspirations.

Additional services including children’s treatments, manicure, pedicures & beauty treatments are available upon request.

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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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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 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.

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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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Flights converge from across the globe at Faa’a International Airport, introducing travelers to Papeete, Tahiti, where Air Tetiaroa awaits to whisk them away on a 20-minute scenic flight to Tetiaroa.

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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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The Brando is singularly focused on one mission: zero carbon. Sustainability on the atoll is a partnership—if the Tetiaroa Society is the guardian of the atoll, then The Brando is the vehicle to showcase the work of the Society with the world…

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