Barack Obama Spending a Month in French Polynesia

Sam Dangremond
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From Town & Country

Former President Barack Obama will be spending a month on a private island in French Polynesia formerly owned by Marlon Brando, according to a report by the AFP citing a local television channel.

Obama landed on the island of Tahiti yesterday before traveling to the late actor's privately owned retreat Tetiaroa atoll, which is now a luxury, eco-friendly resort called the Brando. Room rates reportedly start at $2,150 per night.

The Academy Award-winning actor bought the island in the 1960s, after visiting it to film Mutiny on the Bounty with his future wife, Tarita Teriipaia.

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It's not clear whether the former first lady and Malia and Sasha Obama will join him on the trip, and no political events have been announced during the stay.

The getaway comes on the heels of Obama's trip to another private island owned by billionaire Richard Branson and the news of Barack and Michelle's recent book deal with Penguin Random House, which reportedly could be worth up to $60 million.

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