Jeju Island

Travel Guide
Seongsan Ilchulbong which includes 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.

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Where to stay in Jeju Island

Hidden Cliff Hotel & Nature
Hidden Cliff Hotel & Nature
4.5 out of 5
542, Yeraehaean-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
The price is £148 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
This family-friendly Seogwipo hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, PLAY K-POP and Jeju Teddy Bear Museum. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,104 reviews)
Wouldn’t stay again.
"This hotel is over priced and over rated. For a Korean tourist, it might meet the criteria given that the pool has the potential for great instagram photos, which is the main reason to visit. The service at the pool is terrible. You have to get a staff member who then calls for another staff member ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2021

Hidden Cliff Hotel & Nature
Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
35, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is £278 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Offering direct access to the beach, this Jungmun resort is in the entertainment district, 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,501 reviews)
"Awesome and friendly staff. Amazing location and facilities."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
5 out of 5
60, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is £246 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
This family-friendly Seogwipo hotel is located in the mountains, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of The Museum of Sex and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (297 reviews)
"조식 뷔페장이 크고 직원들이 충분히 대기하고 있어서 아침 피크 시간에도 기다리지 않아서 좋았어요, 음식과 커피 모두 퀄리티 매우 좋았습니다. 루프탑 수영장 뷰가 매우 좋고 바와 음식점들이 매우 잘 관리되고 있었어요. 호텔 룸도 매우 깨끗하고 관리가 잘 되었어요. 수영장 Eat2O 에서 음식을 여러번 시켜먹었었는데, 직원분들이 조금 친절해주셨으면 좋겠네요"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

Grand Josun Jeju
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.
Boreum Pension
Boreum Pension
2 out of 5
64, Sangmowau-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is £45 per night from 15 Dec to 15 Dec
Located in Andeok, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sagye Beach, Hamo Beach and Moseulpo Port. Daejeonghyanggyo Confucian School and Gapado-Marado ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (60 reviews)
Relaxed stay in Jeju
"Boreum Pension is a quiet place to stay near Sanbangsan mountain on Jeju. It feels quite remote and in fact is located on some farm land. The owners are absolutely lovely and provide a great relaxing place. A few things to note: we were given a mobile wifi card that had some troubles loading in the ..."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2018

Boreum Pension
The Qube Resort Jeju
The Qube Resort Jeju
3 out of 5
24, Sororeum-ro 105beong-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is £49 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (342 reviews)
"룸이 커서 너무 좋았어요! 작게보이지만 오션뷰기도했고요! 덕분에 가족여행 알차게 다녀왔습니다"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

The Qube Resort Jeju
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
5 out of 5
124, Saekdaljungang-ro 252beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is £431 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
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 & ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (67 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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