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A private island paradise, this resort will have you uttering nothing but 'wow' for the duration of your stay! The Brando doesn't need to shout about the luxury on offer, it just quietly envelops you from the moment you arrive.

Setting the scene

Can anything make you feel as special as arriving at a private island resort, your first glimpses of it being from the air as you arrive by light aircraft? See the green forests contrast against the coral sea, outlined by the shockingly white sand beaches, all bathed in Pacific sunshine. The resort itself is beautifully and carefully thought out, blending into the natural features of the island and with more than a passing hint to the Polynesian culture.


Tucked in amongst the trees, the one, two and three bedroom villas have both indoor and outdoor living areas to enable true appreciation of this stunning environment. The natural woods, light colours and high ceilings give a light and airy feeling while the luxurious soft furnishings and media room bring every modern comfort to the villas. The views of the lagoon are taken advantage of, with large windows and sun terraces which guide the eye through the thin line of tropical palms to the clear blue sea beyond. Each sun terrace is finished with a private plunge pool.


The Beachcomber Cafe and Les Mutines bring the sophistication of French cuisine together with the traditional flavours and dishes of Polynesia for memorable island dining experiences. The resort takes pride is growing many of the fruit and vegetables in its own gardens and orchards, ensuring freshness and quality. The Beachcomber Cafe boasts both lagoon and ocean views and gives you the option to dine out under the stars on the beach for the full tropical experience. Meanwhile, Les Mutines looks elegant in its position, surrounded by a moat to give the impression of a floating restaurant. There are two bars at the resort; choose from the tree top platforms of Le Manu Bar or sip a cocktail on the beach. Both are excellent for chatting with fellow guests, enjoying a pre dinner drink or just relaxing into the evening.


The Brando and Tetiaroa Island inspire relaxation and between them invite you to unwind, slow down and chill out. The Varua Polynesian Spa is a great place to start the process of relaxing the body and mind. Overlooking a restful pond on the island, the spa includes Polynesian techniques alongside traditional spa treatments. Once you've relaxed, there is an abundance of tours, activities and sports on offer to invigorate, energise and absorb the environment around you. Being a coral island, one of the best ways to explore is in or on the water. Try snorkelling, scuba diving, paddle boarding and kayaking, or head to the open ocean for whale watching and deep sea fishing. Walks, cycling or island tours with naturists and biologist guides are available to help you explore the island and its forests. If you are interested in the Polynesian culture, you can immerse yourself in learning about all aspects of the islander lifestyle and traditions with lessons in handicraft, music, dance and food. The library boasts many books on the local culture, history and geography. In the evening enjoy live music, storytelling or a traditional Tahitian dance show.


Children are welcome at The Brando, with the larger two and three bedroom villas being well suited for families travelling together. Children can join in the vast majority of the activities offered at the resort and there is also the unique Lagoon School for children aged between six and twelve.


The international airport is at Papeete. Here you will be transferred by light aircraft to the island of Tetiaroa. The flight takes around twenty minutes and gives guests stunning views of French Polynesia, the deep blue seas and stunning white sand fringing the islands.



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