Tetiaroa Hotels. You may know Tetiaroa as Marlon Brando’s private island. But there is so much more to this gorgeous atoll. Tetiaroa once served as a summer residence for Tahitian royalty. After many years of being inaccessible to the general public, construction of The Brando changed all that. The Brando aims to be the most luxurious eco-friendly resort on the planet. Striving to be 100% energy independent. Electricity requirements are met by a combination of solar panels (35%) and generators fueled by coconut oil (20%), while revolutionary technology known as seawater air conditioning uses deep seawater to cool the rooms both efficiently and economically. Just as Tetiaroa captured Marlon Brando’s heart, it is sure to capture your heart as well.