When Marlon set sail on his journey to begin filming 'Mutiny on the Bounty', he had no idea what profound of an experience he would eventually encounter. Marlon fell in love with Tahiti and its people. He went on to purchase a twelve-island atoll named Tetiaroa and began plans to develop the land into a place where he could further explore the benefits of eco-conscious-living through research while simultaneously making it grounds for an environmentally-friendly and self-sustainable resort. Since his purchase of the atoll, it has gone through many redesigns but Marlon's wishes are finally being carried out with a scheduled 2014 opening of The Brando resort.
Spearheaded by Richard Bailey of Tahiti Beachcomber, Bailey was a longtime friend of Marlon's and had been working with him on the project for years. The Brando resort, will feature 47 luxury villas, each with its own plunge pool, plus a spa, fitness center, and a resort pool. Activities at the resort will include snorkeling, scuba diving, and exploring the nearby islands and Tahitian culture. It will use much of the sustainable technology that Marlon so fervently championed for to ensure there is little impact on the surrounding environment.
It's Marlon Brando's Birthday!
This Day in Brando History - March 27, 1973