the brando beach

Discover Polynesia: Paradise at The Brando

White-sand beaches; secret lagoons filled with bright coral reefs that conceal rare, colorful fish; crystal-clear waters in glistening shades of aquamarine, turquoise and cerulean, stretching to a limitless horizon—these are the images that come to mind when you think of French Polynesia. And yet there’s so much more to this far-flung paradise than the breathtaking views. This Indagare x Penta Journey has been carefully created to promote conservation and sustainable travel, while discovering this archipelago’s singular ecosystems from the unique vantage point of The Brando, a groundbreaking eco-luxury resort hidden away within a private atoll. As you learn about the wildlife and environmental initiatives of the island in the company of its esteemed naturalists and experts—an opportunity not afforded to most visitors—you’ll also have the chance to immerse yourself in local Tahitian culture and traditions, so you can experience the natural beauty of this magical place on an even deeper level.

The health and safety of our travelers is our number-one priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. We are in close contact with all of our partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced sanitization, respecting social distancing guidelines, and remaining as low-contact as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your trip as safe as possible, please reach out to our team at

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Penta to give you unmatched access to The Brando. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Explore the aquatic wonderland of French Polynesia at the spectacular private island that was the former-hideaway-turned-fantasy-project of actor Marlon Brando. While staying in your very own beachfront villa, you will be able to snorkel in fish-filled coral reefs, boat to bird islands and shark nurseries, swim and paddleboard through crystalline pools and simply disconnect while lounging on quiet white-sand beaches.

  • Learn about and contribute to the environmental initiatives of the Tetiaroa Society, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to preserving the atoll’s rich ecosystems and promoting scientific research as well as sustainable hospitality development. You will have the opportunity to meet with the team of scientists leading the organization and participate in hands-on activities with the researchers—an experience which is not available to most Brando guests.

  • Meet with the leader of Blue Climate Initiative, a program that is engaging a global network of innovators, community leaders, scientists and investors to accelerate ocean-related strategies to address the climate crisis.

  • Immerse yourself in Tahitian art and culture through such tours as a special cooking experience, a visit to a traditional coconut-producing village and an introduction to the island’s ancient sites and traditional crafts.

  • Indulge in the resort’s all-inclusive program, highlighting gourmet cuisine that showcases Polynesian, Japanese and French flavors, as well as vintage wines and premium cocktails. Plus: Join fellow members of the Penta x Indagare community for festive welcome and farewell dinners in private settings that celebrate local culture.

  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert team will help you navigate a safe and responsible travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions. Plus: you’ll be guided through the new travel landscape by our most trusted local partners, and you’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

  • When
    October 25 – October 30, 2022
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Ultimate Indulgers , Soul Searchers , Trailblazers

This Journey's Host

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Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    October 25 – October 30, 2022
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 16 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From


  • Five nights’ accommodations at The Brando in a one-bedroom villa (with Turtle Beach or Mermaid Bay views). Indagare can arrange upgrades to a two- or three-bedroom villa, subject to availability
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, fees and activities included in the itinerary; this includes one excursion per person, per day, and one 50-minute spa treatment per villa, per day, as well as special activities led by the Tetiaroa Society team
  • All snorkeling and water sports equipment, as well as beach bikes
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • International air transportation to and from The Brando, as well as airport transfers & additional accommodations in Tahiti
  • Meals and premium beverages not included in the itinerary
  • Personal items and expenses, including optional activities, additional transfers and trip extensions
  • All gratuities
  • Covid testing fees, trip insurance and international health insurance (recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
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