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Brando would have wanted his privacy, but visitors will appreciate the openness -- if they can afford it.

Marlo Brando’s vision for a luxurious sustainable venture is finally coming to life on Tetiaroa, his private collection of Polynesian islets. The Brando, an experiment in eco-friendly extravagance, is set to open in July 2014.

Brando fans worldwide got a closer look at plans for the resort when its official website launched on Monday with a video outlining the vision for the resort.

In addition to restaurants, bars, and a spa, the resort will have 35 villas with private pools, an organic garden and orchard, a luxury pearl shop. The are also 25 ocean-front properties available for luxury homes.

The Brando developer Pacific Beachcomber explains the three goals of the resort in the online video: To preserve and fund greater research of the environment, support the growth and well-being of the local community, and to build the most luxurious eco-friendly resort on the planet.

The resort aims to operate exclusively with renewable, non-fossil energy sources.


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Tags: climate change, eco-friendly, resorts, sustainability

Photo credit: Tetiaroa is an atoll meaning the land was previously an island, but the middle is no longer above ground. The_Nomad_Soul / Flickr