The Brando resort opens in French Polynesia

Development company Pacific Beachcomber has opened the luxury The Brando resort on the Tetiaroa atoll in French Polynesia. The resort, which opened its doors yesterday, features 35 villas, each with its own pool and private beach access. 

The resort also incorporates the Varua Polynesian Spa which, in addition to treatment villas, also includes steam baths, a tea and relaxation lounge, a yoga shelter and a couples’ spa suite located in the treetops. 

Activities available at the resort range from snorkelling, paddleboarding, scuba diving and canoeing, to kayaking, tennis and biking. Dining outlets at The Brando include the Les Mutinés fine dining restaurant, the Beachfront Café, the Te Manu Bar and the beachside Bob’s Bar. 

In line with the vision of actor Marlon Brando – the one-time owner of the Tetiaroa atoll, who was committed to protecting and preserving its environment – sustainability is an important part of The Brando approach.

The resort’s airconditioning uses seawater to keep the hotel cool and The Brando is also working with the Te Mana O Te Moana non-profit organisation, to preserve the marine environment of French Polynesia. 

Richard Bailey, president and chief executive of Pacific Beachcomber, said: “The mission of The Brando is to provide one of the most luxurious, authentic, and enriching travel experiences available, in an environmentally sensitive, sustainable and culturally rich manner.”