The Brando

At a glance

  • Stunning eco-friendly private-island resort
  • Daily spa treatment included per villa
  • Immersive nature and cultural experiences

Facilities The Brando

Pool, spa*, fitness centre, fitness classes, tennis court, bicycle hire, nature trails, snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, cultural lessons, cooking demos, research centre, Lagoon School kids’ programme (6-12 years), 2 gift boutiques, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

At The Brando you can enjoy exquisite meals overseen by a Michelin-starred chef. Gaze out over the lagoon while enjoying an excellent à la carte breakfast at the Beachcomber Café which is renowned for its mouth-watering croissants and delicious freshly-baked bread. Polynesian-inspired dishes and French-style cuisine are served at the café for lunch and dinner. Dress up for dinner at Les Mutinés by Guy Martin, an elegant fine-dining restaurant surrounded by a moat and beautifully designed with a ceiling that resembles the hull of a boat and muslin draped between tables which create an intimate ambience. It also boasts a world-class wine cellar. An innovative vegan menu is available at both restaurants and you have the option of ordering food and drinks to be delivered to your villa.

Sip cocktails at the open-air Te Manu Bar which offers spectacular lagoon and sunset views from its second floor setting. It has a main lounge plus private elevated sitting areas reached by walkways through the palm canopy. Sink your toes into the sand at Bob’s Bar, a casual beach bar named after Marlon Brando’s friend and assistant on film sets.

Spa & wellness

Follow a path through the tropical forest to the Varua Spa which blends in with the lush vegetation and overlooks a pretty lily pond. Relax by the waterfall and unwind with a choice of holistic treatments inspired by traditional Polynesian treatments. The spa was voted French Polynesia’s Best Resort Spa at the 2016 World Spa Awards.

Sustainable features

• Organic garden for growing fruit and vegetables

• Air conditioning system powered by a deep seawater system

• A biofuel thermal power station runs on coconut oil

• All building materials used are of local or certified origin, renewable, or incorporate recycled components

• The resort is carbon neutral and close to self-sustainable

• Solar energy produced from solar panels along the airstrip provide over half of the resort’s energy needs

• The resort has built and gifted an Ecostation to the Tetiaroa Society, a non-profit organisation established to lead the scientific and cultural mission to protect the atoll

• Conservation projects include a sustainable fishing program, a fish replenishment program, and an atoll conservation plan

• The resort works with a Tahiti-based non-profit organisation devoted to the protection of marine wildlife—particularly the green sea turtle

• Ecologists live on the island and are devoted to the preservation of the atoll and the protection of marine wildlife

• Provides coral-friendly sun cream

*Denotes local charge