About the company
Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
Pacific Beachcomber is committed to providing the most authentic and enriching travel experiences to French Polynesia
Pacific Beachcomber owns six hotels and resorts managed by InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) and Maitai Hotels. Luxury Cruises Paul Gauguin Cruises features the award-winning luxury ship the m/s Paul Gauguin, sailing to Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Marlon Brando's Dream The Brando was inspired by Marlon Brando’s original vision to create a venture of sustainable development that resonates with visitors and fosters opportunities to get to know both the place and people of French Polynesia. He was passionate about preserving Tetiaroa’s natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural richness and was determined to find a way in which it could be a center for research and education and a model of sustainability. 2006 The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa opens, with 96 overwater bungalows and 12 dayrooms. It is the first hotel in the world to use a pioneering system of deep-sea water air-conditioning (SWAC), which is also used in the Thalasso, Deep Ocean Spa, installed within the hotel. 2009 PBSC assumes operation of the m/s Paul Gauguin, the highest rated and longest continually-sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. PBSC also creates Pacific Maritime Agency (PMA), a division of Hotel & Management Services (HMS), to provide maritime services to the Paul Gauguin and other ships in French Polynesia. 2009 PBSC begins construction of The Brando on Tetiaroa 2010 PBSC acquires the 38-bungalow Maitai Rangiroa, located on one of the largest lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere. 2011 The Maitai Lapita Village in Huahine opens under the management of Hotel Management Services (HMS), a subsidiary of PBSC. 2011 PBSC sucessfully implements the 2nd SWAC installation on Tetiaroa. The pipe is the deepest in the world at 950 meters. 2014 PSBC opens The Brando on July 1, 2014The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. 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. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and cultureWe consider ourselves stewards of Tetiaroa, and believe that we have the responsibility to treat it with the highest level of care and respect. Almost all of Tetiaroa is being protected and preserved forever in its natural state. We have touched the motu on which the resort sits as lightly as possible. The Brando and all the villas have been designed without beach obstructions to blend harmoniously into the trees. We have used local materials extensively in the design and construction. All building materials used are of local or certified origin, renewable, or incorporate recycled components. We are using a pioneering deep seawater air-conditioning system to reduce energy demands and rely entirely on renewable energy sources including solar power and coconut oil. Setting a new world standard, the resort is close to reach its goal of being carbon neutral and self-sustainable. We have built and gifted an Ecostation to Tetiaroa Society, the nonprofit organization established to lead the scientific and cultural mission to protect the atoll and to inspire sustainable interdependence on Tetiaroa and around the world.