Coral atoll Tetiaroa in the South Pacific Marlon Brando saw before the shooting of the movie Mutiny on the Bounty in 1962, fell in love, bought, rebuilt the whole village, where he stayed, driving there from Los Angeles. After the death of the movie star in 2004, the heirs transferred part of the atoll to the management of the Tahitian hotel company (the reefs and lagoons are still owned by French Polynesia). Hotel The Brando was built in six years and opened in the summer of 2014. 35 villas with an area of 150 square meters with outdoor terraces and private pools are on the beach. The menu of 2 bars and 2 restaurants was made by the famous French chef Guy Martin. At the spa, sign up for a Marine Experience body massage using Algotherm cosmetics ($ 360 for 1 hour and 40 minutes). From entertainment – excursions to the neighboring “birdy” island of Tahuni-Iti, accompanied by the actor’s daughter (Brando was married to actress Tarite Teripia, born in Bora Bora): she knows everything about the local flora and fauna. The international airport of Tahiti is 20 minutes away by private plane.
The hotel on the island of Ariara, covered with a rainforest, can accommodate only eighteen guests: there are only four villas. But for the comfort of the guests 35 people are responsible, led by the manager Florian Muller, who knows the best places for diving in the vicinity. You can also rent kayaks, water-ski boats, as well as a motor yacht and even a 30-meter wooden fishing boat with five cabins. The chief of the restaurant develops a personal menu for guests and uses here grown bananas, mangoes, pineapples, papayas, coconuts. And fishermen deliver lobsters, crabs and tuna every day to the kitchen. To add up, the restaurant has a very good wine cellar. You can get from Manila to the island by ordering a transfer in the hotel by helicopter.
Zaya Nurai Island
The hotel on a three-kilometer island in the Persian Gulf was started a little over a year ago. His owner, the owner of the Dubai real estate agency Nadia Zaal, placed the order of the project with the Paris bureau AW2. They built 32 villas laconic architecture style among 800 specially planted palms on the beach and furnished them in gray and white. Each villa has an outdoor terrace and its own pool. In the 5 restaurants of the resort food is prepared only from organic products and biodynamic wines are served. The spa recommends good body peeling using Himalayan salt ($ 106 for 30 minutes). From Abu Dhabi to the island it will take you 10 minutes on the yacht from the island of Saadiyat, from Dubai – 45 minutes flying by helicopter.
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