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French Polynesia: Second Private Island Vacation for Barack Obama + Family

The former POTUS seems to be settling in to retirement in style, setting off on his second private island vacation in as many months: this time at The Brando in French Polynesia

  • Just weeks after returning from an action-packed private island vacation on Necker Island, Barack Obama is jetting off to yet another private island resort
  • The former president and his family are reportedly heading to French Polynesia to enjoy a prolonged stay at The Brando, an exclusive eco-resort located on Tetiaroa
  • The environmentally friendly island hideaway, which once belonged to Hollywood heavyweight Marlon Brando, is quickly establishing itself as a celebrity “place to be”
Tetiaroa - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Tetiaroa – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Second Private Island Vacation for Barack Obama

After working such an all-encompassing job for the best part of a decade, it would be easy to think that Barack Obama may have problems settling into the quiet life post presidency. So far, however, retirement seems to be treating the former President very well indeed.

Barely a matter of weeks after returning from an all-action kite surfing and snorkeling extravaganza on Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean hideaway, Necker Island, the former President of the United States is once again packing his bags ahead of yet another private island vacation: this time to French Polynesia eco island The Brando.

The Brando – French Polynesia’s Premiere Eco-Retreat

The Brando - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Brando – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Swiftly evading the watchful eyes of the global paparazzi, the former President landed in Tahiti by private jet in the early hours of March 15th 2017, before boarding a smaller, twin-prop aircraft and travelling out to The Brando, which is located in the nearby Tetiaroa Atoll.

Formerly the Tahitian royal family’s favourite retreat, the atoll rose to prominence in the 1960s after Hollywood heavyweight Marlon Brando purchased it shortly after completing historical drama Mutiny on the Bounty.

After undergoing a spectacular redevelopment, the atoll now forms one of the world’s most cutting edge private island escapes and is a favourite amongst ecologically aware celebrities such as Leonardo di Caprio, who famously celebrated his birthday on the island last year.

The Brando - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Brando – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Healthy Work-Life Balance

Whereas Obama’s first private island vacation was purely for pleasure, the former President will also be making time to put in a bit of work on his latest private island adventure.

As well as finding the time to practice his latest hobby (kite surfing), the President will also be dedicating a large chunk of his month-long stay on the island to writing his memoirs, for which he recently signed a USD 60 million-deal with publishers Penguin Random House.

We’re sure that at The Brando Mr Obama will find the perfect conditions for peaceful reflection about a turbulent two terms in office and just hope he’s not distracted by the spectacular South Pacific scenery.

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