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Destination Report: The Brando

private island travel
private island travel
private island travel
private island travel
private island travel
private island travel
The Brando · French Polynesia
Written by

Maggie Jones

Tetiaroa Private Island

Tucked away on the atoll of Tetiaroa, a 20-minute flight from Tahiti
Eco-friendly luxury in an exclusive and private setting
30 stand-alone 1-bedroom villas measuring over 1,000 square feet, 4 2-bedroom villas and 1 3-bedroom villa. Each villa boasts its own private plunge pool, beach area, outdoor bathtub, outdoor seating and breakfast area
Food & Drink:
The Brando offers 3 restaurants, 2 with menus created by Guy Martin (as well as 24/7 in-room dining!). The third restaurant, opened in September 2018, is Nami teppanyaki with Japanese Chef Kaito Nakamura at the helm. For cocktails, visit Bob’s Bar on the beach or Te Manu for a higher vantage point of Tetiaroa
A 24/7 fitness center and Varua Polynesian Spa are available in the lush vegetation of the island. The spa area includes multiple saunas, treatment villas, cold plunge pools, Jacuzzis, a tea and relaxation lounge, a yoga hut and Fare Manu, an exquisite treatment suite nestled high into the trees
Scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, tennis, boating, birdwatching, guided tours with experts from the Tetiaroa Society of the neighboring Motus, biking, and snorkeling
Good For:
Families and couples seeking an exotic, eco-friendly travel experience without having to sacrifice luxury
KKTWW Loves…
  • The Brando’s SWAC (seawater air-conditioning) system implemented to cool each villa – the deepest SWAC system in the world!
  • The Brando’s commitment to sustainability in partnership with the Tetiaroa Society – the property now has 4,700 solar panels which allows them to reach 75-80% efficiency on solar energy
  • Each villa is equipped with all the bells and whistles such as Bluetooth speakers, an iPad, and even a retractable flat screen TV in the bedroom for an unobstructed morning view
Compliments of KKTWW…
  • One EUR 100 Resort or Hotel credit per villa to be utilized during stay (cannot be used at Hinerava Pearl Shop)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Order in-room breakfast the night before and it will be set up on your outdoor terrace for a relaxing morning!
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