Luxury holidays in Tetiaroa
Tetiaroa isn’t exactly a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ island – it’s hard to miss this luminescent wonky-eye-shaped atoll that brightens the ocean with its many colours (well, largely blue and green, but spectacularly so). In fact, it’s so entrancing that the ancient Tahitians used it as their pleasure gardens, Marlon Brando fell in love with the place and bought it while filming Mutiny on the Bounty on the South Seas, and Obama holed up here to write his memoir. And the magic of its sapphire lagoon, wildlife-roamed motus, thriving reef and playful sea turtles and dolphins that frolic offshore make it a superlative island retreat for VIPs. Thanks to Brando’s altruistic efforts – it’s also a leading light in innovative eco-friendly practices. So while the resort that’s sprung up here makes it easy to stay in paradise, research scientists are busy working to ensure paradise stays just the way it is.
When to go
Avoid hurricane season from November to March – throughout the rest of the year stays are easy rather than breezy.