Marlon Brando's private island is now a stunning Eco-Lux resort and spa. Whether you want natural splendor, luxury, romance, or the warmth and charm of the Polynesian people, you will find it here and return a different person.

Located on the private island of Tetiaroa, this nearly all-inclusive resort will make the perfect 3 night pre- or post-cruise package on my favorite ship the "Paul Gauguin." Tetiaroa was the sacred retreat of Polynesian high chiefs, and enchanted actor Marlon Brando, who came here while filming Mutiny on the Bounty and later made the island his personal sanctuary. Brando was passionate about preserving its cultural richness, natural beauty, and incredible biodiversity, and he wanted the world to know and love Polynesia and its people the way he did. He dreamed of finding a way for Tetiaroa to serve as a model for the world. The Brando is that dream brought to life.

Surrounded by the great blue expanse of the South Pacific, The Brando is unique in the world in concept and scope, combining stunning environmental purity, luxury, sustainability, and a remarkable historical and cultural legacy. It is a world apart, where past and present exist as one. You will be so close to nature here that you may have sea turtles nesting in front of your villa, or watch whales and dolphins just off the reef. You can explore the island paths on bicycle, stroll along deserted white sand beaches, spend the afternoon in a Polynesian spa overlooking a lily pond, sail to a neighboring motu, or snorkel or dive with tropical fish.

A 20 minute private flight from Papeete in Tahiti will bring you to these magical shores. There are just 35 villas placed along the beach, well spaced for privacy. Villas have their own private beach, an outdoor tub, and a plunge pool. Each guest has access to their own bicycle for exploring the island and excursion options are available per day. Far from the lights of the modern world, pristine stargazing will inspire you. 

The Brando is known for their in-villa personalized breakfast option, where your wish is their command. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free? No problem. The cuisine will delight you. The Brando even makes their own honey. 

Packages include one spa service a person per day. The resort also has a fitness center and boasts its own personal trainer. The resort has a staff of 200+ to see to your every need, 80% of whom are local. 

Looking for paradise? This is it!

All stays at The Brando include: luxurious accommodations; all meals in all dining venues (select deluxe items also available at an additional charge); most beverages (bottled water, soft drinks, beer, and select wines, Champagne, and spirits); 24-hour dining in the privacy of your villa; 1 excursion per person per day from a select list of options; 1 spa treatment (50 minutes) for 1 person per villa per day; laundry service; internet access; 1 bicycle per guest; access to an outrigger canoe, kayak, and paddleboard; and snorkeling equipment.

Additional $200 spa credit from the Jaded Agent

• 35 secluded villas, each on a spectacular white sand beach
with its own private pool
• Varua Polynesian Spa, nestled in coconut palms, offers
Polynesian therapies and modern treatments
• The award-winning cuisine of Guy Martin of the Michelin two
star restaurant Le Grand Véfour is featured in The Brando’s
dining venues
• The Fine Dining Restaurant and The Beachfront Restaurant offer
Polynesian-inspired dishes alongside classic French cuisine
• The tree-level Lagoon View Bar and the pool-side Bob’s Bar,
both perfect for afternoon conversation or breathtaking sunsets
• 24-hour in-room dining, if you’d rather not leave your nest
• Exploration of neighboring motus
• Lush gardens and an orchard where fruits and vegetables
for the restaurants are grown
• Sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and other
water sports and beach activities
• Marine and environmental research station with guest programs


**All images courtesy of The Brando Resort