Former President Barack Obama is spending a month at a luxury resort near the tourist island of Tahiti.
He checked into the Brando, a luxury resort on French Polynesia's atoll of Tetiaroa according to local TV channel Tahiti Nui TV, AFP reported. Not much is known about the nature of Obama's visit. He arrived without his family and has no political meetings planned.
Rates at the villas on the atoll, purchased by Hollywood star Marlon Brando in the 1960s, run anywhere between 2,000 euros (about $2,150) to 12,300 euros ($13,241).
The resort, which calls itself "one of the finest eco-friendly resorts in the world" has 35 private villas "located along the coast of Motu Onetahi, set back from the beach for maximum privacy," according to its website.
"Each one has been carefully designed with comfortable furnishings and deluxe amenities including a private pool," the website says. "The resort offers two gourmet restaurants, two hotel bars, a luxurious overwater spa, and an organic fruit orchard and vegetable garden."
Earlier in the week, Obama paid a visit to Hawaii, the state of his birth, where he played golf and dined out.
Prior to that Obama was in Omaha, Neb., to have lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett and his wife Susie. When asked to comment on the purpose of the meeting, Susie Buffett told the Omaha World-Herald, "I'm not going to talk about the meeting." She added: "The three of us ate lunch."
Obama was spotted in New York City on Friday, along with wife Michelle, having lunch with U2 lead singer Bono, where they received a standing ovation.
The Obamas have taken up residence in the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington, D.C.