Sneak Peek: The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
    Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
    Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
    Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
    Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
    Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
    Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com
  • Photo by Tim Mckenna; tim-mckenna.com

Just north of Tahiti, a new luxury resort talent has arrived: Discover the Brando.

Why Go: Three words: private-island resort. Not to mention the place’s location near Tahiti and its connection with the legendary actor and personality Marlon Brando. In 1967, Brando purchased Tetiaroa, an atoll made up of 12 small Polynesian islands. He spent some of the best days of his life there, dreaming up improvements for his private paradise. The Brando, a 35-villa resort opening July 1, realizes many of the actor’s long-standing visions.

What to Expect: The natural beauty of Tetiaroa and the Polynesian way of life there wooed Brando. To add 35 one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas (from $2,475, all inclusive) and preserve the nature of the island was a concerted effort by Tetiaroa’s stewards—Brando’s friends and family who had talked with him at length about what the island could be. All of the villas, which are beachfront but set back from the water, have separate living and sleeping areas as well as outdoor bathtubs and plunge pools. The location for the spa was chosen because the Tahitian royal family historically performed beauty rituals there. One of the two restaurants is a casual café with seating on the beach, and the other delivers fine dining and an impressive wine cellar. Bob’s Bar is named for Brando’s assistant on film sets, in honor of him and all those who have worked to bring Brando’s visions to life.

How to Get There: Air Tetiaroa operates daily 20-minute flights to the Brando from Tahiti’s international airport. (www.thebrando.com)

From Around the Web...
From La La Land to Lord of the Rings, these movies gave our editors a serious case of wanderlust…
The James New York-NoMad
The hotel will feature 344 rooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, and more…
From cocktails to devilish accommodations, here’s how to do New Orleans in Robb Report style…
An undulating chapel, an industrial-style restaurant, and redesigned rooms bring the farm into the...
From Watergate to Citizenfour, these luxury hotels played host to major political scandals…
$13.9 million jet trip
The most expensive around-the-world private-jet trip offers much more than sightseeing…
Robb Report celebrates Presidents’ Day with a look at the world’s most extraordinary presidential...
1 Hotel South Beach in Miami
It’s VIP all the way for guests of 1 Hotel South Beach’s exclusive new Retreat Collection…
35th America's Cup at Rosewood Tucker’s Point
Resort guests will watch races aboard the Mariner III yacht, a 122-foot pleasure cruiser built in...
From FDR to JFK, these POTUS-approved hotels are perfect for a President’s Day weekend getaway…