Obama reportedly spending a month in French Polynesia

Former President Obama has reportedly arrived in French Polynesia for a monthlong trip to the South Pacific islands.

Obama is staying at an eco-friendly luxury resort near the tourist island of Tahiti, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported, citing local TV channel Tahiti Nui TV.

AFP said Obama was at actor Marlon Brando’s privately owned retreat, Tetiaroa atoll. Brando bought the resort in the 1960s, and its villas boast their own plunge pools and cost at least $2,150 a night.

{mosads}Obama arrived in Papeete, French Polynesia’s capital city, earlier Thursday and had no announced political meetings.

AFP said it is unclear what Obama plans on doing during his stay in French Polynesia, a French territory comprised of more than 100 islands, or if his family will ultimately join him there.

Obama made an unannounced trip to Hawaii on Monday, his second there since visits for Christmas and New Year’s. The former president was born in the Aloha State in 1961 and was reportedly spotted at a favorite restaurant there earlier this week.

Obama also met with tech industry executives in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, a day after visiting billionaire business magnate Warren Buffett in Omaha, Neb.

The Obamas are currently living in the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington, D.C., while their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.

Barack and Michelle Obama reportedly signed book deals with the publisher Penguin Random House last month.

The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed, as do details on titles and publication dates for the couple’s latest books.

Reports emerged in February that bidding for the global rights to the former first family’s books had topped $60 million.

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