For the ultimate taste of opulent travel head for your own
private island, where a world of private chefs, submarines,
adventure and spectacular pools awaits WORDS LISA GRAINGER
Throughout his life, there was very
little Marlon Brando could want
for, from fast cars and glamorous
properties to exquisite women.
But when he stepped on Teti'aroa
in 1960, even he was blown away
by the splendour of the Polynesian island.
'I couldn't believe what I saw,' he said. 'It
was one of the big moments of my life.'
So big that, when oered the sacred island
by local chiefs in recognition of the fame he'd
brought French Polynesia with his 1962 lm
Mutiny on the Bounty, he accepted, married
a local woman and started a family there.
Brando isn't the only millionaire to be
seduced by the same combination of
privacy and prettiness. Last year, Richard
Branson announced he was leaving Britain
permanently to take up residence on
The white sands of
Necker Island, Richard
Branson's private idyll
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