Newlyweds, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews embarked on the honeymoon of a lifetime, setting sail to the remote Tahitian island Tetiaroa. Once as former home to Marlon Brando, the island continues to serve as a luxurious getaway, entertaining the most lavish members of society. Defined quite literally, the island of Tetiaroa is a retreat fit for royalty.
Located in The Islands of Tahiti, 30 miles north of Tahiti Main Island, the small secluded atoll glistens like a gem in the heart of the South Pacific. As an extension of the Arue commune, Tahiti’s northernmost town, the atoll comes as a remote attachment to the Windward Islands, and smallest member of The Society Islands.
Infringed with infinite stretches of white sand, coconut trees, turquoise waters and utter tranquillity, it’s no wonder the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister chose to celebrate her recent marriage in Tahiti’s natural splendour. At the heart of the secluded atoll, the inner lagoon sits peacefully in the middle, encircled by 13 protective coral islets. The pristine environment could not be more typical of a honeymooner’s paradise, and with its string of luxury thatched villas, costing £10,000 a night, Pippa and James will surely find themselves in a home away from home.
Settling into the world famous The Brando resort, guests could find themselves rubbing up against the likes of Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio. Combined with high levels of luxury and environmental sustainability, The Brando continuously serves as one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed eco-friendly resorts in the world. Despite its strong luxury credentials, The Brando remains truthful to the surrounding Tahitian lifestyle and culture, and aims to provide typical Polynesian hospitality and traditions. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. Authentically reflecting the Polynesian pace of life, The Brando aims to enrich its guests in an environmentally conscious manner.
Pippa and James undoubtedly dined like kings and queens over the course of their honeymoon, enjoying the freshest of ingredients, selected daily from the resort’s very own gardens and orchards. Mangos, papayas, tomatoes, green beans and avocados are amongst just some of the delightful culinary specialities, as well as fresh fish and shellfish collected daily from the neighbouring Polynesian waters. The award-winning cuisine of Guy Martin of the Michelin two star restaurant Le Grand Véfour in Paris, is also featured as a dining venue, welcoming Frances’s finest internationally renowned cuisine.
An abundance of activities awaited Pippa and James in The Islands of Tahiti, including snorkelling, tennis and kitesurfing, as well as visits to the local turtle sanctuary. The almost Royal couple will certainly solidify a lifetime of happiness, embarking on a shared journey in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful and highly secluded regions.
For more information on The Islands of Tahiti, visit: www.tahiti-tourisme.co.uk