Marlon Brando- Tetiaroa Atoll, French Polynesia
In his twilight years, it was said that all Marlon Brando had to do was close his eyes, and he was instantly transported to the still waters and swaying palms of Tetiaroa, his South Pacific haven. Not simply an island, but an entire atoll, his personal paradise was more than 580 hectares spread over 13 “motus”, or islands. Purchased in 1965, the great actor fell in love with the country’s tropical beauty and relaxed charms while filming “Mutiny of the Bounty”, and lived on one of his islands regularly until his health began to fail in 1990. For nature lovers who want to experience Tetiaroa for themselves, there may soon be a chance. The atoll was recently purchased by hotelier Tahiti Beachcomber SA, who intends to transform the islands into a luxury eco-resort to be known simply as, “The Brando”.