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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

You’ll be on the beach with a stay at The Brando in Tetiaroa.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 35 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and minibars, and you can also request cribs/infant beds.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

This hotel is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a library.

How to Get There

The Brando
Tetiaroa Private Island
Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 243 Reviews
Untouched Beaty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending 3 days at the St. Regis Bora Bora we ended our trip with 4 days at The Brando. I didn't think another island would be able to beat Bora Bora's beauty but Tetiaroa blew us away. The villas are luxurious and secluded, the beaches are private and allow for hours of snorkeling with heavily populated reefs just feet from the shore. The spa was top notch, food was good, and activities were fun. Don't miss out on the tour of bird island, we are not even into birds and found it to be one of the highlights of the trip. If you plan to visit multiple islands in FP, I recommend ending in Tetiaroa as the Brando can offer the perfect relaxation to recover from an active vacation. I hope to be back in the future.

Best island resort ever. Beat all resorts in Bora Bora.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked with Pacific For Less for our anniversary trip that started with a 3-night stay at the Brando. We enjoyed every minute we spent at the Brando resort and felt so sad when we had to depart the resort.

We loved every staff member we interacted with at the Brando resort, especially the reception lady who welcomed us into our villa. Many of the staff here greeted us by our names even when it was the first time we ever met them, amazing! It was only when we arrived at St Regis Bora Bora which kept mistaking my name with my husband's name that made us feel the sharp difference...

The management at Brando resort is very detailed oriented. For example, staff member driving golf carts would stop at least 5 meters away from guests, turn off the headlight and waited quietly until the guest walk past a while to move on. By contrast, at St. Regis Bora Bora, the staff member typically drove quickly past the guests who were "in the way" and almost hit some of the guests at the resort...

The villa at the Brando is super clean, very modernly designed, and extremely private. On the contrary, the room we stayed at St Regis Bora Bora for 5 nights was way outdated, with cracks and worn out pieces everywhere, and no privacy at all between the tightly stacked villas. We wish we stayed longer at the Brando and shorter at St Regis. Actually on our 2nd day in St Regis Bora Bora, we already wanted to go home soon...

The food and beverages at the Brando resort was super fresh, less expensive and of much better quality than what we had at St Regis Bora Bora. At the Brando, every green leaf was fresh and clean. At St Regis, the salad was not washed, with dirt everywhere on the leaves, and charged more $ than the Brando.

In summary, the Brando resort is just perfect in every way. If you visited Brando first then moved on to other islands, you would feel the room, food and service in other resorts significantly downgraded from the Brando standard in every way. The management team at the Brando are spectacular team builders, and the staff members here are all genuinely happy and friendly people. We had the honor of knowing them and spending time with them at the Brando. We truly hope to return soon for our future vacations.

A Magical Dream for 7 Nights
Reviewed 1 month ago

We have been lucky enough to visit Tahiti, Moorea, Taha'a, Vahine, Bora Bora, and Rangiroa. All our stays have had their high points of beautiful water and lovely weather - even with the brief rain showers that bring those rainbows - but NONE of our previous stays can match the charming staff and impeccable service and the special moments at The Brando. Nowhere in French Polynesia have I found the service and privacy presented at The Brando.

To arrange our trip, we used Claudia at Pacific For Less - I suggest you at least get a quote from them. I have always done my own trip organization until I gave Pacific For Less a call a few years back. They easily beat my own cost estimates - and always surprise us with something extra. It is so nice to have their number in my pocket during the trip - just in case.

At Brando, we chose the Villa and Breakfast option - in 8 days, we spent $1500 on lunches, dinners, and shared desserts plus a few drinks at Bob's Bar and also daily juice, nuts, and chocolates from the mini-bar. The All-inclusive option would have been $4700. We have been on many excursions on previous trips so just wanted to walk, bike, and kayak around the island and just enjoy the privacy of our gorgeous villa. Plus we knew we were not likely to want a daily spa treatment or spend lots of time at the bar. Although Bob's Bar IS fun and bartender Eric made us some great smoothie drinks. Also a big thank you to Christian and Giselle for their extra sweetness and caring. The entire week went way beyond our expectations.

The photos are all accurate but it is even better in person.

Planning out return
Reviewed 1 month ago

We debated long and hard. Brando first or at the end of the vacation. We decided on the need for a hard stop and went to the brando first. Stayed on Mo’orea and Bora Bora after. Both were beautiful and I am glad for my time there. That being said I would not return to those too atols. All pale in comparison to The Brando and it’s location . We will return and have already begun planning.

My only complaint would be Les Mutines. Food was fair at best and service was poor. Bobs bars rocks and the beachcomber was great. Can’t wait for the the location.

Oh. Room service breakfast. YES! Get the yogurt and honey.

Most spectacular place on earth
Reviewed 2 months ago

We came to The Brando after staying at The St-Regis in Bora Bora which was wonderful but this is spectacular in every way, an entire other level, well beyond what Four Seasons can offer as well. We wish we would have spent more time at The Brando. It is paradise on earth. Super chill low key vibe with the high end luxury. From the design of the resort, the amenities, the beyond incredible service, the food and cocktails all 5+ stars. No wonder it was voted 2nd best resort in the world.

Thank you everyone at The Brando for an incredible 4 days. We will be back as soon as we can.