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The Brando – luxury in unspoiled nature

Once the favorite of Tahitian royalty and Marlon Brando

TETIAROA, French Polynesia: This atoll has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquillity and revival – first for Tahitian royalty. They chose this island above all others for their summer retreat. Later for Marlon Brando who chose it for his personal safe haven. King Goya is proud to present The Brando at Tetiaroa. With access provided by private plane, the resort offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature.

The all-inclusive resort features 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool. Plus restaurants showcasing Polynesian and French cuisine, a Polynisian spa,  beach bars, pool, organic garden, library, and boutique for water sports. The Brando is unique in concept and scope, combining environmental purity, luxury and Polynesian charm into an enriching experience.

Small islands

The Brando is located on Onetahi, one of the 12 motus, or small islands. This motu was once the favoured retreat of Tahitian royalty. Tiaraunu is the largest of the motus with plenty of coconut palms. Tauini, Tauroa and Hiraanae are a cluster of motus separated only by breaks in the coral reef. Oroatera is an island paradise with spectacular beaches and a lagoon along with a pond which spawned an ancient legend. Tahuna Iti & Tahuna Rahi: A sanctuary for birds. Reiono: The only motu that has preserved its primitive, original rain forest. Also serves as the home for Kaveu (coconut crabs). Aie: The smallest on the 12 motus. Rimatuu: The first to be inhabited by Europeans – was once a coconut plantation islet with own village and dock.

Location near Tahiti

Tetiaroa is located 30 miles (60 km) north of the island of Tahiti. The Brando is located on Onetahi, a motu spanning 78 hectars (193 acres).

Access. Tetiaroa is completely private with its own airfield. Two or more roundtrip charter flights of 20 minutes from Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport and Motu Onetahi. After landing on Tetiaroa, guests are greeted and escorted by electric vehicle to their private villa.

The 22 villas along West Turtle beach and 13 along South Mermaid Bay reflect the Polynesian lifestyle and traditions. All luxury furnished, amenities includes private plunge pool, and windows as big as doors. The villa’s timbered walls and native gardens are surrounded by exquisite scenery. The resort has been designed around clean, renewable energy sources, to protect this island paradise for generation to come.


The Villas are spacious

Each of the 30 one-bedroom villas has the size of 1,033-sq.ft / 96-sq.m, with a spacious bedroom. Sitting room and a bathroom features an outdoor bathtub. Outdoors; terraced deck leads to a plunge pool and private access to the white-sand beach. Four two-bedroom villas have many built-in extras. One three-bedroom villa provides an opportunity for friends or larger family to stay together.

Dining. The cuisine of Guy Martin of the Michelin two star restaurant Le Grand Vèfour in Paris is featured in The Brando.

Spa. Varua Polynesian Spa includes steam baths, a tea and relaxation lounge, a yoga shelter and a spa suite for couples. Treatments are inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions coupled with modern techniques.

Facilities. Main pool on the beach, activities and excursions, library, an Eco-station, organic garden, fitness center, tennis court, a luxury pearl shop, boutique, meeting room and youth area.

A turtle is normal at this island

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Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
Journalist founded King Goya a few years back. Always traveling the world. Meeting people, local food and engaging stories are my passion. I don´t collect countries or require gorilla-stalking in Africa. I just want a tiny slice of adventure to be alive, and then excited to return home.


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