If it’s good enough for Oprah. And Obama. And Leo. You get the idea. Located in one of the most remote areas of the world, this slice of island paradise sits in French Polynesia. We’ll give you another hint; it’s named after an old-school, iconic actor, who owned the isle. Welcome to The Brando. It’s where the top celebrities vacation.
Far before famed actor Marlon Brando fell in love with the isle as his private sanctuary, it was a favorite of the Tahitian royal family for centuries. It’s easier to name those A listers who haven’t been here, than those who have. Set in an atoll a 20 minute flight from Tahiti, this is the stuff that private island dreams are made of. Long stretches of white sand beaches, ancient temples and surreally turquoise lagoons. There’s a reason why this is one of the most special hotels in the world. The private pools, luxurious villas, top notch service and incredible food – well, that’s all gravy.
And if you were ever wondering what Obama did with his $65 million dollar book advance for his memoires, this is it. Obama spent some of that coin at The Brando, where he holed up and wrote his great American novel. It’s that kind of place – deeply luxurious, totally unplugged and inspiring.
Whenever there is a celebrity milestone, this is where the top celebrities vacation. When Kim turned the Big 4-0? This is where she chartered an airplane, filled with her nearest and dearest. When Pippa Middleton went on her honeymoon with her new billionaire husband? You guessed it; they decamped to the Brando. It’s one of those bucket list places, that you have to visit. So put this one on your own list, to celebrate that next big achievement.
Q: Is there a spa?
A: Yes, the Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa provides guests with a relaxing place to decompress. It has a steam bath, waterfall, tea lounge, and more.
Q: How many dining options are there?
A: There are six dining options for guests, including three restaurants, two bars, and an in-villa dining option for guests who prefer privacy. The details for each option are here.
Q: How do you get to the island?
A: Guests at The Brando must take a 20-minute private plane journey from Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport to arrive. More extensive travel details are here.
The Brando Information
Address: Tetiaroa, Arue 98702, French Polynesia
Phone number: +689 40 86 63 00