2. The Brando, Tahiti
The Brando is the place for you if your vision of a Tahitian tropical paradise includes a low-impact, eco-sensitive approach. This carbon-neutral resort is the pinnacle of carefree luxury, situated on a stunning private island that embraces a three-mile lagoon.
The resort was built by Hollywood icon Marlon Brando to protect the island’s beauty and wildlife and to serve as a sustainable example. The island is entirely powered by solar energy, seawater air-conditioning systems, and other renewable energy sources.
Unsurprisingly, this is a paradise for those who enjoy the outdoors. Sea turtles lay their eggs on the snow-white beaches, birds swarm to the coasts, and whales sail past on their yearly migrations among flourishing coral reefs that sparkle in the lagoon.
The thatched homes are discreetly visible among clusters of pandanus and palm trees because they are set back from the beach. Together with recycled and natural construction elements like thatch, stone, and wood, contemporary furnishings and fittings blend seamlessly.
Private plunge pools, outdoor baths, and media areas with TVs and WiFi are all features of villas. The huge three-bedroom villa is ideal for big family get-togethers, while two-bedroom cottages offer kitchens and dining rooms. Bicycles are provided in every villa so you may ride your way around the island.
The food is exquisite and includes fresh ingredients from the island’s organic gardens. It combines French, Polynesian, and East-meets-West influences. A guest favorite is the airy, flaky morning croissants, which also prominently incorporate local fish. There are other alternatives that are vegan.
Activities are centered around the sea, as you might think, and the resort offers all the gear you need to paddleboard, snorkel, dive, and kayak in the pristine waters. Visit the eco-station and speak with the experts if you’re interested in learning more about the ecology and conservation of the island.
Additionally, the resort hosts lectures on Polynesian history and culture. Lagoon School keeps the smaller ones occupied, and more active alternatives include tennis, deep-sea fishing, dance, and fitness courses.
All island activities and holistic treatments at the soulful spa are covered by this full-board plan, although all-inclusive pricing are optional.