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The Brando


The Brando

TETIAROA PRIVATE ISLAND , Arue, French Polynesia


Insider Tip

Tetiaroa was once Marlon Brando’s personal retreat. He was passionate about preserving Tetiaroa’s cultural richness, natural beauty, and incredible biodiversity. The Brando is that dream brought to life.

Destination Entry Requirements

Tahiti will reopen their borders to American tourists on May 1, 2021. For up to date information and FAQ’s on traveling during COVID-19 please refer to

Requirements to enter:
• Must be in the USA for 30 days (no International travel outside the US 30 days or less from your departure date to Tahiti).
• Proof of "complete vaccination schedule" - CDC vaccination card to be presented at check in and arrival. A person is considered fully vaccinated:
1. 8 days following the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
2. 14 days from the single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen).
• A negative RT-PCR Test 3 days before departure to the islands from age 6+
• A declaration of itinerary and contacts on the Etis platform
• An antigen test will be given on arrival at Tahiti-Faa’a airport from age 6+
• No quarantine
• A self-test on day 4
NOTE: The FDA has not yet approved vaccinations for those under the age of 16. Until such approval those between the age of 6 and 15 must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Papeete unless they have been previously infected with Covid-19 and would fall into the next category. For travel beyond the month of May, the vaccination requirement for those 6 to 15 might change as a result of the increased vaccination percentage of the local population in French Polynesia

For travelers who have already contracted Covid:
• A negative RT-PCR test 3 days before departure
• A serological test of less than a month proving the presence of antibodies
• A declaration of itinerary and contacts on the Etis platform
• An antigen test on arrival at Tahiti-Faa’a airport
• No quarantine
• A self-test on day 4

For unvaccinated (except children under the age of 6) and not yet infected travelers
• A negative RT-PCR test three days before departure.
• Register on ETIS* between 30 to 6 days prior to departure.
• Present at check in the ETIS receipt, the negative RT-PCR test result.
• Quarantine of 10 days in Tahiti at personal expense.
• Upon arrival an antigen test will be given.
• RT-PCR Covid-19 test at day 4 and day 8

Returning to the USA a negative Covid-19 Antigen test result is required. The Covid-19 Testing Center will be reactivated on May 1 at Tahiti Papeete Faa'a Airport. The center will be open every day when a flight to the USA is scheduled from 3:00pm-7:00 p.m. Results will be available approximately 1 hours after collection for the antigenic test. The traveler will be provided with an ID and access code to download their results from the institute website or they may request a printout from the results desk at the Covid Center at the airport. Charges apply and may be paid direct.


At The Brando, the thirty-five private villas are designed to reflect the elegant simplicity of the island itself. Indoor and outdoor spaces seem to merge into one, with natural materials and soft earth tones. In addition to having its own private plunge pool and furnished deck, every villa is air-conditioned and has WiFi access, with a separate sitting room, walk-through dressing area, media room, and a bathroom(s) that features an outdoor bathtub. The 30 One-Bedroom Villas are 1,033 square feet in size. The 4 Two-Bedroom Villas, at 1808 square feet, have a larger sitting room, private dining area with seating for six, kitchen and larger outdoor living space. The second bedroom is above the first. The Three Bedroom Villa has the same features as the two-bedroom but is 2,648 square feet, with the third bedroom separated by a wooden walkway, and the pool and deck area are larger.
Polynesian royal retreat
Originally a retreat for Polynesian royalty the private island of Tetiaroa is an exquisite eco oasis with a crystalline blue lagoon.
Spa, fine dining
Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at the Varua Polynesian Spa, nestled in coconut palms, followed up with a cocktail at Bob's Bar and dinner at the fine dining restaurant.
Plunge pools, WiFi
Each of the 35 secluded, private villas are located on the beach with and have their own plunge pool. Villas are also equipped with WiFi and a media room.

Amenity highlights:

The all-inclusive resort features 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool, restaurants showcasing Polynesian and French cuisine, a luxurious Polynesian spa, a lagoon-view bar, beach bar, pool, organic garden, library, boutique and water sports.

What to expect:

Listed as one of the “Best Resorts in the World” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, The Brando is unique in concept and scope, combining environmental purity, luxury and Polynesian charm into an enriching experience. The Brando is a pioneering model of sustainable technology with sea water air-conditioning and energy from the sun and coconut oil. Protection of the abundant tropical fish and other marine life is core to the resort’s mission, and there is an eco-station for scientific research that guests can visit.


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Room Info

Room Overview

All rooms are non smoking



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom scale
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Ceiling fan
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • DVD player
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Separate sitting area
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

Property Amenities

The Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, located 30 miles north of Tahiti, has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquility and rejuvenation — first for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island above all others for their summer retreat, and later for Marlon Brando who chose it for his personal sanctuary. The Brando is unique in concept and scope, combining environmental purity, luxury and Polynesian charm into an exceptional experience.

Rates include:

  • All meals in the dining venues (Deluxe items are available at an additional charge)
  • 24-hour dining in the privacy of the Villa (Deluxe items are available at an additional charge)
  • Most beverages (bottled water, soft drinks, beers, wines, champagne and spirits) Ultra-premium wines
  • champagnes and spirits are available at an additional charge
  • One excursion per person per day from a list of proposed activities
  • One 50 minute spa treatment daily per Villa
  • Laundry service (delicate cleaning is available at an additional charge)
  • Internet access from both the villa and public areas

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee in lobby


Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Beachcomber Café
Polynesian-inspired dishes/Classic French Cuisine led by Guy Martin
Les Mutinés
Intimate dinner experience/led by Guy Martin, Chef Propriétaire of the Michelin two stars rated Le Grand Véfour Restaurant in Paris
Bob's Bar
Casual setting on the beach
Te Manu Bar
Open air bar on first floor, main lounge with private tree-level seating areas
Unique Dining Options
Private dinners on the beach with musicians and dancers, a meal prepared by our chef at the guests’ villa, or a gourmet chef-prepared beach barbecue are all available. The Brando is also pleased to offer a range of vegan selections created by chef Kelvin Au-Ieong of Invitation V Vegan Bistro in Montreal.


At The Brando, an abundance of activities are available from bicycling, snorkeling, and bird watching, to paddle boarding and scuba diving are available. Guests can experience nature’s bounty discovering plants, birds, old native forest, a lemon shark nursery, and other marine life. Spend time on the main island or discover the untouched private islands surrounding the lagoon. Explore the spectacular lagoon by Polynesian outrigger canoe, kayak, paddleboard, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Other activities include taking a guided tour of the atoll’s motus, stargazing with a naturalist, swimming at Mermaid Bay or relaxing at the beach or pool.

Varua Polynesian Spa

The beautiful spa reaches from a pond covered with lilly-pads to the “Te Manu” tree-top couples’ massage bungalow. There are private massage villas around the pool, where the professional staff perform traditional Tahitian massage, deep-tissue work, reflexology, body scrubs and wraps and more. There is a steam bath, relaxation/tea lounge area overlooking the pond, and a yoga shelter.

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Kayaking
  • Running track/path
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whale-watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction