Marlon Brando's intimate private island provides one of the South Pacific's most luxurious escapes. Unspoiled and wonderfully private, the island houses a small number of authentic and stylish private villas that meet white sands, clear seas and undisturbed palm trees as far as the eye can see.
"Tetiaroa is beautiful beyond my capacity to describe." - Marlon Brando
The Brando has 35 spacious one, two and three bedroomed villas dotted along the sands of Turtle Beach and Mermaid Bay. Positioned amongst the island's many trees, the villas have been designed with renewable energy and Polynesian touches, with neutral décor and large windows lending a lovely sense of space. Each has its own terrace with pool and outdoor dining area, as well as an indoor media room with TV, sound system and WiFi.
Children are welcome on Tetiaroa and are encouraged to join in any of the activities and excursions, many of which have a focus on nature or culture. The 'Lagoon School' is specifically aimed at children between the ages of six and 12, and will introduce them to the turtles, rays and fish that inhabit the turquoise seas. 'Turtle Night' (November to March) and whale watching (August to October) are also fun for little ones.
- 35 one, two and three bedroom villas
- Spa and wellness centre
- Two restaurants and the possibility of romantic beach dining
- Bicycles for each guest
- Snorkel and diving equipment, paddle boards, kayaks and canoes
- Tennis courts
- Library and explorer centre
- Fitness centre
OUT & ABOUT
- Explore the atoll's diving and forest cycle trails
- Boat or walking tours with on-site naturalists in search of marine and birdlife
- Lessons in Polynesian dance, handicrafts and cookery
- Yoga and stretch classes
- Photo safaris
- Deep sea fishing
- Day tours to the neighbouring islands
WINE & DINE
- Cuisine using fresh produce from the island is overseen by Guy Martin of Paris' two Michelin star restaurant Le Grand Véfour
- Les Mutinés offers excellent French-influenced cuisine and fine wine in a relaxed, elegant setting of neutral décor and mellow lighting.
- Try Beachcomer Cafe for Polynesian and French-inspired dishes with a sea view.