My wife and I have been fortunate to visit many of the best hotels in the world, and we would rank The Brando at the very top. From Papeete airport we were squired to The Brando's private terminal for the 15 minute flight to their private island to enjoy 5 days. The villas are exquisite. All beachfront, with private plunge pools - though it is just as easy to take a dunk in the ocean. When I booked the hotel it seemed quite expensive - but everything is included in the price. We visited the Four Seasons in Bora Bora on the next leg of the trip, and although it was $1000 less per day for the room, once we added up food, drink, and excursions - it was about the same price - and The Brando is a far superior hotel. (Food and drinks are really expensive in Tahiti.)
The staff at The Brando was friendly and very professional, and the spa is really special. It is also very private and romantic. We rarely saw other guests.
You are each given a bicycle for transportation - or they have golf carts available on a moment's notice. They have terrific boat excursions every day that are included in the price. One of the most interesting tours was The Brando's "green tour." The hotel is a miracle of green engineering.
We can't wait to return!More