Private Island Marlon Brando in French Polynesia
• Private Island Marlon Brando 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, the Polynesian way of life and its counterpart on the sets tarita teriipaia, who became his third and last wife, Brando decided to buy this piece of paradise.
In 1967, he bought Tetiaroa - atoll near 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.
But this piece of paradise was available not only for the actor and his "entourage" - it may also work ecologists and archaeologists.
Brando was anxious to preserve the natural beauty of Tetiaroa, its biodiversity 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 present as the night sitting on his island in the South Seas. If I could, I would forever preserve the pristine nature of Tetiaroa, a place reminiscent of the Haitians, who they are and who they were several centuries ago, "- Marlon Brando.
Despite the fact that the actor has built 12 huts with palm roofs along the coast of one of the islands - Motu Onetahi - it was very far from what he was planning.
Now, as from the date of death of the actor has been more than 10 years, Brando island passed into the hands of Tahitian developer. In July 2014 the island was re-opened as one of the top eco-friendly resorts 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 - it is truly a self-contained luxurious environment in which the principles of life are supported Brando the actor.
Instead of having to build a villa on the water, as is done in other island resorts of Polynesia, the developers decided to build a villa away from the beach, so as not to interfere with the sea turtles in their natural habitat.
And to protect the reef and its inhabitants, get to the island is possible only by private plane resort.
How to get here: airlines around the world to make flights to the International Airport Papeete, Tahiti. And from there to the hotel's private plane will take you directly to Tetiaroa. Flight lasts 20 minutes.
The price of a one bedroom villa on the island of Brando start from 2400 euros per night. Maximum price for a villa - 7200 EUR (3 bedrooms). All prices include food and drinks, and daily spa treatments and a variety of leisure activities.