5.0
Excellent 299 Reviews
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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 299 Reviews
The English language does not have a word for just how perfect this place is
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to 60 countries, stayed at several of the World's best hotels - The Brando is just something else. There are 3 reasons:
A. Endowed with the best natural oceanic landscape
Tetiaroa is an archipelago of 12 islands that form a ring of reef to enclose a lagoon. The shallow reef that surrounds the archipelago forms the ideal place for a natural aquarium of fish. I have never seen such fish density over such a large area while snorkeling! It just feels surreal swimming through the maze of reef looking at thousands of fish (including sharks and rays) within a meter or less from you. If you are a diver - the reef on the outer edge the archipelago is simply incredible - we saw black tip and lemon sharks, a family of eagle rays, a young turtle, and much much more. Between dives, we even had a group of spinner dolphins come play in front of our dive boat!
B. Commitment to taking care of what they have
Tetiaroa Society and The Brando have both committed to sustaining the marine diversity. Many things they do like: using SWAC for air-conditioning, the no chemicals mosquito eradication, rangers protecting the lagoon from fisherman and over-enthusiastic tourists scaring Marine birds, and so many more things they do that had me in awe.
C. Commitment to the best service possible
The staff at The Brando are unbelievably committed to making sure you are comfortable in every way possible. The concierge desk will bend over backwards to make sure everything is hassle free and perfect.

Stunning And Epic Experience
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from Brando and can't get this place off my mind . This place is special pictures are beautiful but don't do it justice . The staff is off the chart solid 10 in service which you would expect from such a high end place but there is something different about the Brando you feel soon as you get off plane that this is a really special place and then over the course of your stay you realize this is definitely a place you will have to return. Pacific4Less handled our arrangements and did a super job with everything. Thanks again Brando for a stay of a lifetime

Awesome Brando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from the Brando Resort and it was absolutely beautiful. The accommodations are 6 stars, the food is excellent, but what puts this place over the top is the service and the staff that work there. They go above and beyond to make you feel special. We would like to thank Claudia and her team from Pacific for Less for taking care of all of our travel needs during our trip to French Polynesia. They have taken care of 2 of our trips to Tahiti as well as the honeymoons of 2 of my kids as well as 3 of our nephews, and everything has been excellent for all of us. I highly recommend that if you are traveling to the Tahitian Islands you give Claudia a call.

Beautiful
Reviewed 2 months ago

This place is the most restful place I have ever been too. It is breath taking from the moment you get on the little plane to get to the island your senses are overwhelmed by the beauty of this wonder land . The staff are so friendly and they just seem to know what you require. The spa is amazing I would recommend the India head massage, we went for the all inclusive and you were not short changed one bit. I can't wait to go again

Memorable but not outstanding
Reviewed 2 months ago

The Brando hotel (villa and public grounds) is gorgeous, immaculately clean and the facilities are impressive: they did not spare anything to build and furnish it. They make you feel (sometimes even a little too hard) like a VIP from the checking in at the Faaa airport to the goodbye tarmac in Tetiaroa. The personnel is attentive: special mention and thanks to Marc (our assigned welcome guide), Timeri (concierge), Keanu (at the pool desk) and Tamatea (one of our waiters), as well as Boris (our green tour guide) and Tihoni (our turtle conference guide) who were passionate, kind and knowledgeable. The spa and our indian head massages were lovely. In the pre-arrival questionnaire, I indicated my intolerance to wheat and besides at the Mutiny restaurant, they always remembered my dietary restriction and anticipated my need.

This being said, we found the food rather ordinary for a hotel of such standing and the service had a couple of hiccups (I will not detail them because they compensated my complaints with a complementary cocktail and glass of wine). Let’s just say that overall, the food did not reflect the sustainability or ‘eco-friendliness’ of what the hotel claims to be. The welcome fruit basket contained only imported fruits: apples, oranges and kiwi. The menu choices and items were primarily made of imported ingredients as well. We were surprised to not see taro, breadfruit, tarua, fafa and other typical Polynesian staple foods on the menu. For instance, at the Mutiny, the gastronomic restaurant, even though I am Tahitian, I would have much preferred a simple mashed sweet potatoes rather than mashed topinambours (Jerusalem artichokes) from thousands of kilometers away. Food was good but not excellent: no need to be a Guy Martin restaurant; places like Hei or l’O a la Bouche restaurants in Tahiti, or Pension Villa Ixora in Raiatea definitely offer better and finer food options. If it weren’t for the beautiful surroundings that reminded us that we were on the beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, I would say that not much -or not enough- reflected a Polynesian experience. I guess I am just better suited for more authentic and less sophisticated places such as the Vahine Island in Tahaa or the Kia Ora in Rangiroa than the Brando Resort.