Already ventured out to sleepy Peng Chau and beach-hopped across sunny Sai Kung? Luckily, Hong Kong is a strategic launching off point for a number of attractive destinations in Asia. Here's the Cheapo-certified guide to the best beach getaways, all via direct flights under . Note: While we do our best to ensure all information is correct, pricing and visa rules are subject to change at any time. Nha Trang, Vietnam From as low as (roundtrip) 2 hours 15 minutes Book via Hong Kong Express Get lost in the (fish) sauce in Nha Trang, southern Vietnam's most well-known seaside town. While the spotlight often shines on the bustling metropolises of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Nha Trang remains vastly underrated. This gem of southern Vietnam beckons with pristine beaches, historic temples, and plenty of opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling alike. Must do Relax in the mud baths of Thap Ba. The water here boasts various minerals said to improve skin elasticity and moisture retention. Where to stay Azura Gold Hotel and Apartment Offers ocean-view rooms Entry requirements and considerations Vietnam is visa-free for citizens of Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, among others. However, holders of Hong Kong S.A.R. and PRC passports are required to apply for a visa in advance. A single-entry visa will set you back US$25. Thanks to Vietnam's E-visa portal, the process is simple and applications are said to be processed within 3 working days. However, it's best to submit your application a month or more in advance if you can to avoid any issues. Cebu, The Philippines From as low as (roundtrip) 2 hours 50 minutes Book via Cebu Pacific Some of the best beaches in the world can be found in The Philippines, so it's no surprise that Cebu is up there on our list of the most gorgeous (and Cheapo-friendly) destinations to head to from Hong Kong. Popular for island-hopping and diverse marine life, including gentle giant whale sharks, this is a prime spot for a leisurely getaway. Must do Go canyoneering at Kawasan Falls. Ideal for adventure sports enthusiasts, canyoneering combines trekking, scrambling, rock hopping, down climbing, navigation and cliff jumping, water slides and swimming all into one. Where to stay MLK Bamboo Beachhouse Short drive away from Kawasan Falls Entry requirements and considerations The Philippines offers visa-free travel to Hong Kong S.A.R. passport-holders (up to 14 days). PRC passport-holders are required to apply for a visa in advance, simplified by the country's online portal. Phuket, Thailand From as low as (roundtrip) 3 hours 35 minutes Book via Hong Kong Express, Air Asia, or Cathay Pacific Become one with the ocean and never stop partying on Phuket, Thailand's most popular island getaway. Nestled in the Andaman Sea, Phuket offers a wide range of activities for families, couples, and solo-trippers alike. For the night owls, Phuket transforms into a nocturnal playground. The island's vibrant nightlife comes alive with beachfront parties, world-renowned clubs, and a kaleidoscope of entertainment options. Meanwhile, water sports aficionados will find everything from exhilarating jet-ski rides to tranquil paddleboarding sessions. Must do Set off on a snorkelling speedboat tour of the scenic Koh Khai Islands. Just 15 minutes off the eastern coast of Phuket, these islands offer spectacular coral reefs. Where to stay Coco Retreat Phuket Resort and Spa - SHA Plus Two outdoor pools Entry requirements and considerations Thailand is visa-free for a number of passports, including Hong Kong S.A.R (up to 30 days). From 25 September 2023 to 29 February 2024, the country has also waived its visa requirement for nationals of the PRC. Okinawa, Japan From as low as (roundtrip) 2 hours 40 minutes Book via Hong Kong Express Renowned for crystal-clear waters, centuries-old castles, and a unique food culture, Okinawa is a dream destination for any island-head. While travelling here can get pricey, it is more than possible to explore Okinawa on a Cheapo budget. Drink in that Kerama Blue\u2014 named for Okinawa's stunning Kerama Islands\u2014 and let your worries melt away. Must do Go diving in the Kerama Islands. This whole area is a national marine park, boasting a rich ecosystem and almost no light pollution, making it ideal for stargazing. Where to stay Art Hotel Ishigakijima Public bath, sauna facilities and a seasonal outdoor pool Entry requirements and considerations Japan offers visa-free travel to Hong Kong S.A.R. passport-holders (up to 90 days). PRC passport-holders must apply for a visa in advance. Find more information here. Jeju Island From as low as (roundtrip) 3 hours Book via Hong Kong Express Boasting lava tubes and intrepid women divers, Jeju delivers the perfect combination of island vibes and cultural hotspots. There's no shortage of dramatic landscapes and stunning beaches here. Give yourself ample time to soak it all in. Must do Visit Jeju's top cultural and natural sites. From the Manjanggul Lava Tube, a designated natural monument, to Seongeup Folk Village, a living heritage site, touring Jeju by car is the best way to maximise your time and cover the most ground. Where to stay Hotel Kenny Seogwipo Conveniently located in Seogwipo City Entry requirements and considerations Jeju Island has different visa rules from the rest of South Korea. Notably, Jeju is visa-free for the vast majority of passport-holders, with Hong Kong S.A.R. passport-holders granted 90 days. Find more detailed information here. The Republic of Korea is visa-free for Hong Kong S.A.R. passport-holders (up to 90 days). From 1 April 2023 to 31 December 2024, Hongkongers are not required to hold a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) either. Make sure to consult the official website. PRC passport-holders do need to apply for a visa in advance. However, the visa fee is waived as of September 2023. Find further information on the official website.