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Big Island, Hawaii
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just returned from six nights at the Brando. We travel to FP frequently and have stayed at most of the high-end resorts in the area. This was our favorite stay! First, I think I should get the price thing out of the way. Yes, it's easy to look at the per night cost and suffer sticker shock. But we... More 

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Poipu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First and foremost, our trip couldn't have been more streamlined thanks to Lisa Jones at Santa Barbara Travel. She helped us six years ago for a milestone birthday, and we have remained in touch ever since. She is the best of the best. Every detail was handled from A-Z. Now...on to The Brando. Our time was limited and we wanted... More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and me had the greatest second honeymoon posible at the Brando! We would like to thank the Brando Team again deeply for the wonderful “Royal Treatment” we received there. As a Hotelier myself, I would like to congratulate them here for the extraordinary product and infrastructure they have developed in this beautiful island paradise location, for the outstanding... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed four nights at The Brando, November 2016, with my husband for our Wedding Anniversary. From the moment we were collected from Papeete Airport and whisked away by the highly professional Brando staff our wonderful experience began. Taken into the private Brando airport lounge, given refreshments and a safety video on the helicopter protocol that was to transport us to... More 

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Los Angeles
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brando is the closest thing to the postcard paradise that I have experienced. The bungalows are immaculate both in design detail, technology, and in cleanliness. The natural setting is second to none. The staff are kind, helpful and competent. Even in transit to and from the hotel, the staff is attentive to your needs. The excursions are interesting, well-paced... More 

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BrandoPR, Responsable relations clients at The Brando, responded to this review

Dear heatherdl, What a pleasure to read you review, thank you for taking the time to write it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our Paradise and that our services were up to your expectations. We look forward to warmly welcoming you back at The Brando. Best Regards. MP More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The island was purchased by actor Marlon Brando in 1967, He became enthralled with the islands of Tahiti and made this island his retreat. Then in 1999 he partnered with Richard Bailey to build a self-sustaining, ecologically-friendly, yet truly luxurious resort. Building of the resort began in 2010 and was completed in 2014 -10 yrs to build a resort and... More 

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BrandoPR, Responsable relations clients at The Brando, responded to this review

Dear stlcruisegirl, Thank you very much for your nice comment following your recent stay at The Brando. We are thrilled to know that you have enjoyed the time spent with us and would be more than happy to welcome you back soon. Best Regards MP More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great private getaway for a special occasion. The resort is very beautiful and eco friendly. Excellent service and food. Spacious accommodates too. The tours of the motu are very informative and the naturalist are very friendly. Helicopter ride to and from the island was a real treat.

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BrandoPR, Responsable relations clients at The Brando, responded to this review

Dear MatSci94577 Thank you very much for sharing your review, we are delighted to learn that your stay was memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime and wish you all the best. Regards. MP More 

Eldersburg
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

50 shades of blue, and I thought there were only, say 30. On an excursion over the many depths of the Tetiaroa lagoon that creates the epicenter of this marvelous multi-island, paradise atoll, our excellent guide, Thioni, made sure we saw them all. This may be the best place on earth to get away and simply relax...with the best, most... More 

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BrandoPR, Responsable relations clients at The Brando, responded to this review

Dear SantaClaus60 We deeply thank you for the fabulous comment you have posted about your recent stay at The Brando. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and that our facilities, services and activities were up to your expectations. We are thrilled to learn that you will keep such a good souvenir from us and we would... More 

Kentfield, California
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The atoll is breathtakingly beautiful. Snorkeling was excellent off of our villa on the sunset side. You feel as though you are in your own private villa on a motu uninhabited by anyone else. The motu is covered with coconut palms, walking palms, pine trees and much foliage so the paths are quite shady in this tropical jungle. We found... More 

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Dear Fussytraveler49 What a pleasure to read your comment, thank you so much for having taking the time to write it, and share with us. We are thrilled to learn that your experience at The Brando was memorable and that our services contributed towards an unforgettable stay. We are proud to be your N°1 and we will be delighted to... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a new resort and it is seriously gorgeous; the natural surroundings are picture perfect and the accomodations are out-of-this-world. You arrive by a private Beachcraft propellor aircraft (Air Tetiaroa) which departs from a stunning private lounge at Tahiti/Papeete Airport. The trip lasts no more than 30-35 minutes and after landing the aircraft stops right next to the hotel... More 

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BrandoPR, Responsable relations clients at The Brando, responded to this review

Dear "MaldivesAfficionado" What a pleasure to read this fantastic review, thank you so much for taking the time to write and share it. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay in our paradise and that our services and facilities were up to your expectations. We also love to know that you have appreciated our tours and guides... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia's breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa - an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Brando

Address: 98708, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Tetiaroa
Price Range: $2,763 - $4,734 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Brando 5*
Number of rooms: 35
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“All rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles herbyfp, 1 week ago | Read review
“Every villa (all 35) are stunning and have plunge pools and private beach area (they are either one or two bedrooms).”
 of 5 bubbles suzannemareef, 1 week ago | Read review
“I would recommend a room in the 200s unless you are there during a very calm/low wind season. That said, all the rooms would be perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherdl, 1 week ago | Read review
“There are no bad rooms at The Brando.”
 of 5 bubbles stlcruisegirl, 1 week ago | Read review
“All villas great--we heard no complaints!”
  • Champagne at sunset
 of 5 bubbles SantaClaus60_12, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
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