Marlon Brando’s private island in French Polynesia

In 1960, during the filming of the movie “Mutiny on the Bounty “ Marlon Brando came to the island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia. Struck on the spot the beauty of local nature, Polynesian way of life and its counterpart on the sets Taritoy Teriipiya, who became his third and last wife, Brando decided to buy this piece of paradise.
 
In 1967, he bought Tetiaroa – atoll not far from Tahiti, consisting of 12 small Polynesian islands, lying in a stunningly beautiful serene lagoon. Renaming the island in “Brando”, the actor spent the next 50 years of his life, tenderly caring for his nature.
 
However, this piece of paradise was available not only for the actor and his entourage, it also can work environmentalists and archeologists. Brando was anxious to preserve the natural beauty of Tetiaroa, its biological diversity and cultural richness. He tried to find a way to make the island a center of research and education, as well as a reasonable model of sustainable development. He was sure that this small atoll can do good for the planet.
 
“I always calm down when I see how the night sitting on this island in the South Seas. If I could, I would forever preserve the pristine nature of Tetiaroa, a place reminiscent of the Tahitians who they are and who they were several centuries ago “ said Marlon Brando.
 
Despite the fact that the actor has built 12 huts with roofs of palm along the coast of one of the islands (Motu Onetahi) it was very far from what he conceived. 
Now, when after the death of the actor has been more than 10 years, the island passed into the hands Brando Tahitian developer. In July 2014 the island was reopened as one of the best eco-friendly resort in the world.
 
 
Along the coast of the island Motu Onetahi are 35 private villas, two gourmet restaurants, two bars, a luxurious spa and an orchard. Brando Island, this is truly a luxurious self-contained environment where supported principles of life actor Brando.
Instead of building houses on the water, as is done in other island resorts in Polynesia, developers decided to build a villa away from the beach so as not to interfere with the sea turtles in their natural habitat. And in order to protect the reef and its inhabitants, you can reach the island only by private plane resort.
 
How to get here ? Airlines all over the world to make flights to the international airport in Papeete, Tahiti. And from there a private jet takes you directly to Tetiaroa. The flight lasts 20 minutes.
 
How much ? Prices for one bedroom villa on Brando's island start from 2400 euros per night. The maximum cost for a villa: 7200 euros (three bedrooms). All prices include food and drinks, daily spa treatments and a variety of leisure activities.