First impressions of Jeju Island promise a tropical paradise much like the rest in this part of the world, but spend a little time getting to know this volcanic island province in the Korea Strait and you’ll quickly discover its very particular charms.

Many visitors opt to stay in the famous Jungmun Beach resort, but there’s much more to the island than five-star luxury. Get out into the countryside to see picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery and amazing rock formations. Visit some of the museums and try the local cuisine. Explore by public transport or hire a car and plan your own itinerary.

The Jeju skyline is dominated by the towering Mount Halla, the highest mountain in South Korea, presiding majestically over the national park at the centre of the island. Hike to the top for unrivalled views across the whole island and the surrounding ocean. Spend time exploring the Olle Walking Paths, a waymarked network of specially planned routes that guide you through some of the island’s most beautiful locations. Head to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak at sunrise for a gentler ascent with a photogenic reward at the end.

The volcanic origins of Jeju can be appreciated at close quarters in Manjanggul Cave, site of the largest lava column in the world and home to a huge colony of native bats, while the sweet smells of the nutmeg trees in Bijarim Forest showcase its agricultural heritage. Learn about the ancient legend of the Seven Nymphs at Cheojiyeon Falls, or walk along the beach at Seopjikoji to admire the dramatic rock formations sculpted by time and tide.

Jeju has its own share of interesting museums and visitor attractions, such as the quirky Teddy Bear Museum, which features cuddly bears in a variety of poses, from space astronauts to Elvis. One of the most popular places to spend a few hours is the Trick Art Museum, an interactive 3D gallery where you take the starring role in a variety of artworks and activities, from surfing with dolphins to shaking hands with Adam in the Sistine Chapel.

Most visitors arrive by air or boat to Jeju City, which is a good base for exploring the rest of the island, with plenty of accommodation and dining options to suit all tastes and budgets.

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tour, hiking and sightSeeing

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Where to stay in Jeju Island

Jeju City
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Jeju City

Hiking, Seafood, Sightseeing

The Jeju City neighbourhood welcomes visitors, with its convenient options for seafood restaurants. The neighbourhood has many appealing features, among them its natural features. Broaden your horizons with some local shopping.

Seogwipo City
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Seogwipo City

Waterfalls, Sea, Countryside

Seogwipo City is a welcoming, relaxing neighbourhood. Part of the neighbourhood’s charm is its rich culture. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor setting, epitomised by the waterfalls, seaside and island views.

Jungmun
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Jungmun

Sightseeing, Seafood, Tours

Jungmun is a welcoming neighbourhood. The neighbourhood’s charm comes through in its rich culture. Broaden your horizons with some local museums.

Aewol
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Aewol

Theme Parks, Secluded, Golf

Aewol is a neighbourhood that welcomes all visitors. The neighbourhood has many appealing features, among them its natural features.

Seongsan
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Seongsan

Sunrises, Ferry, Mountains

Seongsan is a welcoming neighbourhood. The neighbourhood has many appealing features, among them its small-town feel. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor setting, especially the sunrises.

Hallim
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Hallim

Theme Parks, Natural Parks, Golf

Hallim is a welcoming neighbourhood. The neighbourhood has many appealing features, among them its natural features.

Top hotels in Jeju Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
35, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,075 reviews)

"The hotel has an exquisite ambiance! It is beautifully nestled in the hills surrounded by luscious gardens. The mills give the hotel a very distinctive personality. Well maintained, clean, full of little details in every corner. Most important is the efficiency and politeness of the staff, everybody ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun,2019

Lotte Hotel Jeju
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Maison Glad Jeju
4.5 out of 5
80, Noyeon-ro, Jeju
SG$112/night
18 Aug-19 Aug
4.2/5Excellent! (1,218 reviews)

"Staffs are friendly and helpful. WiFi was bit weak"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul,2019

Maison Glad Jeju
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The Shilla Jeju
5 out of 5
75, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo
SG$463/night
23 Jul-24 Jul
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,683 reviews)

"The property shows its age. The hotel is more geared towards for families with small kids. Also the concierge didn’t inform us that the Jeju Stone Park was closed on Tuesdays so we drove an hour to find the place closed!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun,2019

The Shilla Jeju

Popular things to do in Jeju Island

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong

The views from the top of “Sunrise Peak” are some of the most breathtaking on the island – so don’t forget your camera!

Jeju Teddy Bear Museum
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Jeju Teddy Bear Museum

From cherished childhood mementos to priceless collectables, you’re sure to fall in love with the furry inhabitants of this delightful museum.

Top activities in Jeju Island

2-Day Jeju Island Tour to Folk Village, Cave & Sunrise Peak
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2-Day Jeju Island Tour to Folk Village, Cave & Sunrise Peak

SG$667

Explore Jeju Island to discover South Korea’s tropical beauty and traditional culture with your friendly expert guide. Visit natural highlights like the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Manjanggul Lava Tube, and Sunrise Peak, and see Korean culture first-hand at a folk village.

3-Day Jeju Island Excursion from Seoul
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3-Day Jeju Island Excursion from Seoul

SG$939

Explore Jejudo, or Jeju Island, to get a sense of the culture and natural attractions. On this island home to extinct volcanoes, admire waterfalls, thatched-roof houses, gardens, and a huge cavern.

NANTA Rhythmic Comedy Performance Admission
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NANTA Rhythmic Comedy Performance Admission

SG$58

Enjoy an evening watching NANTA, a wildly popular show that's known in the US as Cookin'. This Korean-style theater performance uses rhythmic percussion instead of dialogue to tell this hilarious comedy about 4 chefs.

East Coast Island Tour
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East Coast Island Tour

SG$114

Introduce yourself to South Korea’s largest island, Jeju, on this guided coach tour. Enjoy horse riding, visit the Seongeup Folk Village, see a female diver show, and take in the gorgeous coastline of the island on this full-day trip.

Jeju South Coast Course - Bus Tour ( Lunch included ) Travel
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Jeju South Coast Course - Bus Tour ( Lunch included ) Travel

SG$114

Visit Jeju-Island! The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jeju Island which is located at the southern shores of South Korea. We offer you a full-day bus tour with professional tour guides that are skilled. You will have 40~60 minutes of free time at each destination.

Seogwipo Submarine Experience
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Seogwipo Submarine Experience

SG$63

Submerge more than 131 feet (40 m) underwater aboard the state-of-the-art Seogwipo Submarine. Discover diverse marine life and spectacular coral reefs, and keep a lookout for the shipwreck. Upon arrival, be greeted by the friendly crew members as you make your way to the wharf.