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Jeju Island
Travel Guide

Seongsan Ilchulbong showing general coastal views, a coastal town and landscape views

The volcanic Jeju Island has an otherworldly charm, with ancient villages, a wealth of natural beauty and quirky museums and attractions all awaiting discovery. 

Pristine white beaches and high volcanic cliffs evoke visions of a quintessential island paradise, but even a little time spent on Jeju reveals the island off South Korea has a distinct appeal of its own. Lap up the five star luxury at the island’s most famous resort on Jungmun Beach, or take a drive through the countryside. Quirky sights such as the hareubang, stone ‘grandfather’ statues, and traditional thatched roofed houses start to reveal themselves among the bright yellow fields of rapeseed, or the pink, white and purple carpets of cosmos flowers.

Mount Halla dominates the skyline and is visible from almost everywhere on the island. Keen hikers should climb to the top and enjoy the views. To the south of the mountain, the world-class network of trails known as the Olle Walking Paths can keep hikers busy for days. Enjoy spectacular views from the lower Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak on the island’s east coast, where the vistas are especially good at sunrise. For natural beauty of an entirely different kind, head underground to the Manjanggul Cave, one of the largest lava tunnels in the world.

Winter on the island can be cold. When the weather isn’t right for outdoor excursions, Jeju Island has a host of indoor attractions. These range from the quirky, such as the Teddy Bear Museum and the Trick Art Museum, to the even quirkier Loveland. Here, numerous erotic statues stand in a range of compromising poses. For something more family friendly, try Psyche World Butterfly Park, one of the largest butterfly collections in the world.

Most visitors fly into Jeju City or arrive by boat. While the majority of attractions are elsewhere, the city can be a good place to base yourself, with plenty of food and accommodation options. From here, many attractions are easy to reach by rental car or public transport. An excellent network of buses service the entire island.

Being geographically distinct from Korea, Jeju Island has developed its own cuisine. The island is famous for its hallabong, a type of tangerine. Try abalone porridge made with abalones caught by the island’s famous female divers.

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,555 per night from 11 May to 11 May
With direct access to the beach, this Jungmun resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, Jungmun Golf Club ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,425 reviews)
"Very nice property. Staff were very polite and friendly. The pool staff were very caring when my child hurt his leg at the pool. They made him feel very comfortable and showed a lot of compassion. Very nice heated pool. Live singing shows some nights at the pool which were family friendly. Kids would ..."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

Lotte Hotel Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
5 out of 5
The price is HK$36,564 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
This family-friendly Seogwipo resort is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Jungmun Golf Club, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and Jungmun Saekdal ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,297 reviews)
"I liked beautiful walking trails in Shilla hotel."

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2020

The Shilla Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,632 per night from 14 May to 14 May
This family-friendly Seogwipo hotel is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, PLAY K-POP and Jeju Teddy Bear ...
4.4/5Excellent! (26 reviews)
"가족 친화적입니다. 직원들의 헌신적인 서비스가 돋보였습니다."

Reviewed on 8 May 2021

Grand Josun Jeju
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The Qube Resort Jeju
The Qube Resort Jeju
3 out of 5
The price is HK$416 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Located in Seogwipo City, this condo is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Lee Jung Seop Street. Hallasan National Park ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (260 reviews)
"룸이 커서 너무 좋았어요! 작게보이지만 오션뷰기도했고요! 덕분에 가족여행 알차게 다녀왔습니다"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

The Qube Resort Jeju
Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
5 out of 5
139 Sinhwayeoksa-ro 304 beon-gil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
The price is HK$2,562 per night from 8 Jun to 8 Jun
This family-friendly Seogwipo aparthotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Jeju Shinhwa World and Jeju Aerospace Museum. Osulloc Tea Museum ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (758 reviews)
"I liked it mostly but the parking space is not enough. when we came back to hotel late, there was no space to park in front of our building. So we had to park far away."

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2021

Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
5 out of 5
The price is HK$5,720 per night from 9 Jun to 9 Jun
Located in Jungmun, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club, Pinx Country Club and Seogwipo Astronomical Science & ...
4.3/5Excellent! (59 reviews)
Clean, spacious, and quiet
"Clean, spacious, and good for the family. The one bad thing is that there isnt much to do near the resort especially dueing the time we went. I would recommend if you want to be somewhere quiet with the family."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2020

Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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