The 60 guest rooms at the Tahaa all overlook the lagoon and all offer a very high standard of accommodation. The 48 bungalows built on stilts may overlook the other access pontoons, of which there are two, but they are not too close fortunately. However, if this is something you would really like to avoid, go for a 'premium' room at the end of the pontoons, facing Bora Bora (and offering views of the superb sunsets over the island), or even one of the 'private motu' bungalows, which overlook the beach and the coconut plantation where the 'beach villas' are located. There are ten of these, each with their own private pool located in an enclosed garden, as well as two royal villas, which are also located on the beachfront and have a small pool in their garden. All the rooms are very spacious, with a total floor area of 969 sq ft in the bungalows built on stilts, 1,400 sq ft in the beach villas and 2,690 sq ft in the royal villas. The terraces, which provide direct access to the lagoon from the bungalows, are so spacious that they serve as an outdoor lounge area, complete with bench seats, a wooden table shaded by a wooden canopy and sunloungers. The terraces in the villas, on the other hand, overlook the beach and double as an additional outdoor relaxation area between the garden and the entrance to the villa. This is also where you'll find the 16 x 13 ft private pools of the beach villas and the slightly larger pools of the royal villas. In terms of decor, the emphasis here is on sobriety and local influence, with light wooden furniture, nautical details (such as the rope handles on the wardrobe) and local materials (such as the plaited niau covering the walls). This doesn't mean that anything is compromised when it comes to luxury though, as amenities include an espresso machine (though unfortunately you have to pay for the coffee to put in it!), an outdoor shower and a bathtub and an additional indoor shower in the villas, air-conditioning, a fan, a minibar, a kettle with tea and coffee-making facilities (complimentary sachets provided), a television and a telephone, whilst the bathrooms also include bathrobes, a hair-dryer and 25ml Maeva hospitality products.