The Brando

Tetiaroa, French Polynesia


A unique luxury resort perched on the exclusive private island of Tetiaroa, it offers carefree bliss in a beautifully unspoiled island retreat. Surrounded by a sparkling lagoon, 30 miles northeast of Tahiti, the resort has access to abundant underwater wildlife, exotic birds and rare biodiversity. A home to Polynesian culture and heritage, it is an authentic and enriching experience to stay here.

Key Features

  • 35 villas, with residences for private or larger groups
  • Access via private plane
  • Resort activities
  • Polynesian spa
  • Beach bar and restaurants
  • Eco station
  • Lagoon school for children from 6 – 12

The exclusive retreat of Tahitian royalty for centuries, Tetiaroa is certainly fit for a king. There is a collection of one, two- and three-bedroom villas all spacious and open, with a private pool and outdoor beach area. Elegantly decorated, implementing the island décor into its design, they are the perfect boho beach base. For more seclusion or a romantic escape, stay in the residences. Completely hidden in their own nest of rainforest and with a private beach reaching down to the shores of the lagoon. With a varied mix of outdoor and indoor living spaces you can live the alfresco castaway life with all the modern luxuries. If you opt for a private residence you still have full access to all the spectacular resort amenities, such as the Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa. With multiple restaurants to choose from across the island you will rarely be eating the same thing twice. Fine-dining restaurants inspired by Polynesian fare and east/west fusion combine fresh ingredients grown in their gardens and orchards with the fresh fish from the Polynesian waters. There is also a vegan restaurant and a teppanyaki restaurant for a journey into Japanese flavours.


  • LEED Platinum certificate for its continued efforts in sustainability 

  • All Brando residences will preserve the biodiversity of Tetiaroa, while respecting Polynesian culture and achieving a zero-carbon footprint

Why we love it

Check out after a few days of exploring and hideaway in the Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa. Nestled on a serene pond in the heart of the atoll of Tetiaroa, it offers indulgent beauty rituals in a harmonious environment with the surrounding plant life, water, and wood. With a steam bath, waterfall, tea lounge, and a vast array of treatments, it provides complete nourishment for body and soul.

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