Barack Obama has landed in Tahiti for what is reportedly a month’s vacation on the private island that includes a stay at Marlon Brando’s former home, as well as a luxury yacht cruise.
Earlier this week, the former President was in Hawaii, reportedly visiting friends and family. On Wednesday, Obama jetted from Honolulu to Papeete, the capitol of French Polynesia, and then on to Tahiti.
French language television captured the President’s arrival.
From the airport there, Obama boarded a small aircraft for the quick, 20-minute jet out to The Brando on the nearby Tetiaroa atoll. Heat Street was able to obtain an exclusive photo of Obama boarding the second plane.
According to AFP, Obama is booked for a full month’s stay at The Brando, a privately owned, “eco-resort” for the rich and famous. One of the 35 private villas at the resort, which boast their own private, ocean-front freshwater pools and a collection of rare orchids, can run up to $13,000 per night.
It’s possible, French media reports, that the President may spend a few days aboard the famous luxury yacht, the Rising Sun (owned by media mogul David Geffen), anchored nearby. Geffen was a major supporter of Barack Obama’s two Presidential campaigns and was rewarded for his efforts with invitations to Obama-era state dinners.
In Tahiti, Obama will be blissfully out of touch as Congress debates repealing his signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, and discusses chipping away at his other cherished programs during budget negotiations. As it stands, the House is set to review and vote on an Obamacare alternative, the American Healthcare Act, next Thursday.
So far, Obama appears to be alone at The Brando. His daughter Malia is doing a film internship in New York City, and his daughter Sasha is still in school in DC. Michelle Obama’s whereabouts are unknown, and it’s not clear any other members of his family will be joining the former president at the private enclave.
A call to President Obama’s spokesperson was not returned.