Polynesia -- Tetiaroa, the late Marlon Brandos private island here,
will be the site of an ecofriendly resort opening in 2008.
The Brando, with 30
deluxe villas, is to be developed by Tahiti Beachcomber SA, which
owns several resorts in French Polynesia.
A full-time marine
biologist and veterinarian will help guide the project to protect
the atolls ecosystems, which include sea-turtle hatching grounds
and a seabird sanctuary.
Marlon Brando, who
passed away on July 1, 2004, purchased the island in 1965 after
encountering it during the filming of Mutiny on the Bounty.
Tetiaroa is 26 miles north of Tahiti in the Society
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