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Marlon Brando’s private-island escape in Polynesia

The long-awaited Brando resort opens its (villa) doors on Tetiaroa atoll

Marlon Brando’s private-island escape in Polynesia

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February 16 2014
Sophy Roberts

If getting ahead of the curve is the goal, then focus on booking those hard-to-get flights to Papeete in French Polynesia for the July opening of The Brando, a collection of 35 villas on Marlon Brando’s former private island, Tetiaroa, which the actor bought in 1965 (www.thebrando.com; from €3,420 per villa per night – less 40 per cent for stays from July to September 2014 – for a minimum of three nights, all inclusive). He fell in love with the island after filming Mutiny on the Bounty. Its long-awaited debut as a resort will, it’s hoped, prove to be a model for carbon-neutral, low-impact design.