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New Polynesian paradise aptly named the Brando, opens in Tahiti

What looks to be an added slice of paradise, The Brando hotel, which sits on the breathtakingly beaitiful atoll of Tetiaroa, just 25 minutes by air from the island of Tahiti, will open its doors July 1, 2014. The exotic luxury resort perches on one of a dozen islets (motus) that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resort’s guests.

A little slice of added paradise comes to Tahiti
Courtesy Tahiti Tourisme

Tetiaroa is a thing of beauty, a rare biodiversity and natural sanctuary for birds and marine life. The Brando fits right in with villasarefully designed to blend into and enhance the serenity of the surroundings, The ambiance is airy and tropical, the comforts modern with a media room, WiFi and plush appointments. There are two restaurants designed to showcase Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion and classic French cuisine. The award-winning cuisine of Guy Martin of the Michelin two-star restaurant, Le Grand Véfour in Paris, is featured in both the dining venues and in-room dining.

In addition to watching awesome sunrises and sunrises beneath a Gaugan-esque sky, diversions include bicycling, awesome snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, reading books about the area in a well-stocked Library and Explorer Center.

Getting to French Polynesia

Flights from Los Angele (LAX) to Tahiti, French Polynesia (PPT) take about 8 ½ hours nonstop on Air Tahiti Nui (fares from $1,690), American(fares also from $1,690) and Qantas ($1,816). If your budget can afford it fly First or Business class it will be much more comfortable. Whichever cabin you choose, keep in mind that Tahiti will cost you. Everything is expensive there from food and drink to sundries. While you won’t be able to bring along food or beverages, do pack cosmetics, sunscreen, toothpaste, and cigarettes if you still smoke, as those items cost a bundle in the Islands.

The video we've so kindly attached helps explain why the hotel was named The Brando.

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