The Brando Est. 2014

The Brando, 'Ārue, Windward Islands, French Polynesia

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A gorgeous celebration of local Polynesian lifestyle and culture, this luxury resort will take your breath away time and time again.
Pristine oceans and huge tropical forests engulf the private island of Tetiaroa, with 35 villas lounging on its immaculate white-sand beaches, surrounded by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. Settled on an atoll comprised of a dozen small islands at the edge of a dazzling lagoon, this magnificent getaway lets you melt with its elegant on-site spa. Although, if you're game for a more active stay, there's kayaking, scuba-diving, biking, or learning with a local biology research tour.
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony

Venue Setting

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture.
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Price Range

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Additional Charges

Venue accessible to all guests booking a villa on the island, minimum 2 nights stay with an all-inclusive formula. Tetiaroa Private Island is exclusively accessible by air and all flights are operated by Air Tetiaroa. Regular rate is 450 Euro per guest rountrip, promotional offers may apply.


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking Permitted
35 Deluxe beachfront Villas: 30 One-Bedroom Villas, 4 Two-Bedroom Villas and 1 Three-Bedroom Villa
Eco/Green Events
Kid Friendly Events
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The exquisite 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.
Modern design inspired from ancient Polynesia using local materials and contemporary interior-design.
Standout Venue Features:
Enjoy your stay on Tetiaroa Private Island to celebrate your event in the most exclusive venue of French Polynesia. With direct access to the private beach, each villa will be home to your sweetest South Seas memories, as well as the unique location of the Beachcomber Café, an exclusive restaurant with the best lagoon views.
Awards & Notables The Brando is a member of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World program, and received the following awards: ROBB REPORT - 2015 Best of the Best Guide CONDE NAST TRAVELER - HOT LIST 2015 : The World's Best New Hotels LUXURY TRAVEL Magazine – 2015 Gold List Winners: Best Overseas Resort & Best Eco-tourism Property TRAVEL + LEISURE - IT LIST 2015: The Best New Hotels TATLER TRAVEL AWARDS 2015 – « Brains and beauty » category
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The resort’s two restaurants showcase Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion and classic French cuisine. The award-winning cuisine of Guy Martin of the Michelin two star restaurant Le Grand Véfour in Paris is featured in both dining venues and in-room dining. At all our dining venues you will enjoy the freshest of ingredients. Our chef will select for the day’s dishes organically grown fruits and vegetables from our own gardens and orchards. These may include mangos, papayas, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, avocados, breadfruit, bananas, limes, watermelon and more. We feature fish and shellfish from Polynesian waters. Vegan option The Brando commissioned the renowned Chef Kelvin Au-Ieong, chef and owner of the celebrated and revolutionary Invitation V, Vegan Bistro in Montreal, Quebec, to design an innovative and sophisticated vegan menu for The Brando. The menu is inspired by Chef Au-Ieong’s travels around the world and incorporates fresh vegetables handpicked from the resort’s own organic garden. He spent time at resort, expertly training The Brando’s chefs on each vegan offering. The vegan menu is available at Les Mutinés fine dining restaurant, the Beachcomber Café, and for in-room dining. Beachcomber Café Our Beachcomber Café restaurant offers exceptional lagoon and ocean views, whether you decide to dine indoors or on the beach. Dishes include a varied menu of Polynesian-inspired dishes alongside classic French cuisine. Les Mutinés This intimate venue features elegant décor in beautiful tones of tropical light and sand and a moat that surrounds the restaurant provides the sensation of floating on a lagoon. The restaurant also includes a world-class wine cellar in a carefully climate-controlled glass enclosure. A menu with the same regard for flavor and quality that has made Le Grand Véfour one of the most respected dining establishments in Paris is showcased.
Bars & Lounges:
Te Manu Bar Located on the second floor, this open-air bar features spectacular views of the lagoon, distant motus and sunsets. In addition to the main lounge, there are several private tree-top seating areas that can be reached on walkways through the palm canopy. Bob’s Bar This is a relaxed and casual setting on the beach for conversation and making friends. The bar is named for Marlon Brando’s factotum on film sets. At the end of many days, Brando and Bob would wind up at the bar for long talks and laughs. We have named the bar in honor of Bob and all others who have worked, and continue to work, anonymously to bring Brando’s visions to life.


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