If you’re planning a long haul holiday then Asia Pacific is a wonderful choice – your holiday in this region could be as adventurous and intrepid or laid-back and relaxed as you could wish. The choice of destinations for an Asia Pacific holiday villa are immense - you could explore vibrant cities like Melbourne and Auckland, or spectacular national parks and vast unpopulated areas of tropical natural beauty.
Starting with Australia self-catering apartments – this country offers some of the world’s most iconic natural landmarks in its huge expanses of wilderness, while on the coasts are thrilling modern cities, packed with culture and entertainment. Essential is Sydney and its world famous harbour; Melbourne with its cosmopolitan districts, and Cairns home to a wealth of wonderful sandy beaches, and offering access to the Great Barrier Reef.
Then there’s Fiji, an archipelago of more than 330 islands, boasting rainforest, unspoiled beaches, coconut plantations, all surrounded by warm waters. Nadi, on the western shore of Viti Levu, is considered the main jumping off point for visitors to Fiji holiday accommodation – close by is Wailoaloa Beach, offering more than half a mile of sandy beach, lined with beach clubs.
French Polynesia self-catering villas are set on a vast archipelago that covers a total area, including ocean, comparable to that of European Union. The most populated are the Society Islands, home to the famous tropical paradise of Tahiti, which boasts two volcanic mountain ranges. A host of water-based activities are available here, including nature spotting, scuba diving, kite surfing, scuba diving and surfing.
New Zealand self-catering villas are set in a country featuring a stunning variety of natural terrains. The North Island is known for its rolling hills, forests, farmland and generally clement weather. The South Island meanwhile is a little more forbidding, with some truly breathtaking scenery, boasting fjords, glaciers, sweeping bays and mountains.
Other destinations to consider if you’re planning a holiday at villas in Asia Pacific include New Caledonia, another tropical archipelago, with sublime beaches, inland scenery and a barrier reef to rival Australia’s.
There’s a vast range of conditions and temperatures throughout the region. As a general rule, conditions in maritime areas tend to be balmy here, with warm weather from November to March in Australian cities like Melbourne. The Pacific Islands have tropical climates, with warm and sunny conditions from around March to November.
It’s as easy as ever to reach holiday rentals in Asia Pacific, with most flights likely to depart the UK from London’s main international airports, Gatwick (LGW) and Heathrow (LHR).