The summer will soon be upon us bringing clear skies and warm sunny days that are best enjoyed outdoors. Take a break from work and enjoy a summer holiday at any one of five the trending destinations featured below.

 Boracay , Philippines

The tiny ‘picture postcard beautiful ‘ island of Boracay situated off the coast of Philippines offers everything you would want in a summer holiday- from pristine white sandy beaches and plenty of water sport activities to spas that offer great massages. Throw in great food, some cool party spots and an amicable weather that hovers between 21 °C and 35°C and you have the perfect holiday destination.

Where to stay: Get a stunning beach-side home away in Boracay, right here.

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Unknown to most tourists, the Langkawi islands, an archipelago of 104 islands in Malaysia’s Kedah State, is home to some of the most picturesque beaches and fabulous sunsets on planet earth. Book a private villa on the beach and you have got yourself the perfect summer holiday to unwind and relax.

Where to stay: It’s possible to find beachside villas that are also wallet friendly. Click here for some amazing beach rentals in Langkawi.

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Seoul, South Korea

Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul Summer

Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul Summer

Summer in South Korea’s capital city that is a unique blend of modern skyscrapers and ancient Buddhist temples can be a joyful experience. Discover its beautiful green parks to picnic in and several historical monuments that come with centuries of history. Don’t forget to indulge in some delicious tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), hotteok (sweet pancakes), and kimbap (seaweed rice rolls), before heading for some underground shopping at any one of the popular underground shopping malls.

Where to stay: Stay in the heart of Seoul and enjoy the best the city has to offer. Click here for accommodations in central Seoul.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tea plantations on Angkhang mountain, Chiang Mai

Tea plantations on Angkhang mountain, Chiang Mai

The historic city of Chiang Mai, owing to its elevation, is much cooler than other parts of Thailand making it a perfect summer destination. The 700-year-old city offers plenty to do as well. Hike up the neighbouring mountains, learn to cook Thai food, pay a visit to a hill tribe village, or go bamboo rafting and make some special summer memories.

Where to stay: Chiang Mai is known for its scenic landscape. Click here to stay at the most scenic vacation rentals in Chiang Mai.

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Gardens

Summer is the best time to visit Japan’s ancient capital, especially if you wish to explore the city’s famed temples, shrines, and castles – several of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Summer is also when Kyoto’s famous parade festival Gion Matsuri, which runs for the whole month of July, happens.

Where to stay: Don’t miss out on Kyoto’s unique summer sights. Find the Kyoto vacation rentals here.

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HomeAway offers great homes away from your home in different summer destinations across Asia. Whether you choose Boracay, LangkawiSeoul, Chiang MaiKyoto for your summer getaway, we’ll have a memorable place to stay.