The Brando, French Polynesia – Owned by Marlon Brando
In 1960, while flying over the Pacific in search of a location for Mutiny on the Bounty, Marlon Brando fell in love so deeply with the postcard-perfect Tetiaroa atoll than shortly after he purchased the island and transformed it into his corner of paradise. That’s how The Brando – one of the world’s most exquisite eco-friendly resorts, was born. Aiming to preserve the natural environment, the island is only accessible by private plane and stands out for its exceptional marine life, colorful exotic birds and paradisiacal white sandy beaches fringed by swaying coconut trees. In keeping with the actor’s support for environmental conservation initiatives, his family decided to build an EcoStation for scientific research here.