Planning your next weekend escape? Whether it's an adventurous diving trip or an exotic retreat, we've got you covered with our list of the best places to stay, eat and play in destinations so you can conquer them in just 48 hours

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Located just 90 minutes from Hong Kong by air, the Okinawan island of Ishigaki is a tropical paradise surrounded by clear, blue waters full of marine life. From swimming with manta rays to enjoying sweet potato ice cream and jet-fresh sushi, it's an ideal weekend getaway for those who don’t have the time to travel far.

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See also: 8 Delicacies To Try In Ishigaki, Okinawa

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A weekend in Bali might not seem like a lot, but with proper planning, a quick 48 hours on the island can be all you need to head back to the city feeling refreshed and sporting that "Bali glow".

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See also: 7 Healthy Eating Havens In Bali

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To see Tokyo in 48 hours is impossible, but that doesn't mean you can't make the most of a weekend trip. Our guide covers everything from fine dining to a hidden bar where you can listen to vinyl records into the early hours, from sprawling Japanese gardens to awe-inspiring interactive digital art, so you can leave Tokyo satisfied yet hungry for more.

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See also: Travel By Design: Top 5 Places In Tokyo For Design Lovers

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Bangkok is always great for a weekend getaway from Hong Kong—get to know 10 new hot spots in the Thai capital here.

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Whether you time your trip with Art Busan or not, the Korean seaside town is a great place to get your fix of local galleries, new-wave Korean food and colourful, cultural villages.

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