The Brando Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Category
private islands

‘Beautiful beyond my capacity to describe,’ Marlon Brando once said of this Polynesian getaway, now named after him. The actor first arrived on Tetiaroa while filming Mutiny On The Bounty, and was enchanted by its beauty and isolation. In 1967, he found a way to make it his own after becoming enthralled by the Polynesian way of life (and the film’s leading lady Tarita Teriipaia, the love of his life). The exclusive resort is accessible only by private plane and is ‘designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture’. Guests can choose between 35 villas and marvel at its carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature on white-sand beaches spread across 12 small islands, populated by sea turtles and exotic birds.

The Brando Tetiaroa, French Polynesia