Located on Marlon Brando’s private motu in Tahiti, The Brando is slated to be the world’s first LEED Platinum destination resort when it opens early 2013. There will be 36 carbon neutral villas and 25 home lots running on solar power and coconut oil, with A/C supplied by frigid water pumped up from the ocean depths.
“We’re talking about a different kind of luxury, we’re talking about luxury unplugged,” says Richard Bailey, owner of the Pacific Beachcomber Group, which operates The Brando, four InterContinental Hotels in Tahiti and Paul Gauguin Cruises.
For a gorgeous overview of the project, check out the video here.
Besides some of the globe’s most gorgeous water and the overall concept itself, the other striking thing is seeing Teihotu Brando speak about his father’s legacy. He talks with the same mannerisms and thoughtful, soft spoken tone as the old man.
Teihoto’s mother was Brando’s third wife, Tahitian actress Tarita Teriipia, who played Fletcher Christian’s South Pacific siren in the ’62 version of Mutiny on the Bounty.