Exquisite natural beauty combined with unspoilt charm and a sprinkling of unusual visitor attractions make this South Korean island stand out from the crowd.

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.

Top hotels in Jeju Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Shilla Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
5 out of 5
75, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
SG$234
per night
26 Nov-27 Nov

Offering direct access to the beach, this Jungmun resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Jungmun Golf Club and Jeju Teddy Bear Museum. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,834 reviews)

"It was really good and fun .it is near the beach and service is excellent"…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug,2019

The Shilla Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
35, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
SG$202
per night
18 Dec-19 Dec

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,280 reviews)

"Overall stay so far is satisfying."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct,2019

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte City Hotel Jeju
Lotte City Hotel Jeju
4 out of 5
SG$115
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cheju Halla General Hospital and Jeju Folk Oil Market. Nexon Computer Museum and Halla Arboretum are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,221 reviews)

"Spacious room. Great location. Can improve on amenities. For instance, cotton buds are pretty basic stuff."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct,2019

Lotte City Hotel Jeju

Popular things to do in Jeju Island

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong

4/5(1 review)

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

5/5(1 review)

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

East Coast Jeju Island Tour
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East Coast Jeju Island Tour

SG$115

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.

West Coast Jeju Island Tour
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West Coast Jeju Island Tour

SG$115

Tour the oval-shaped Jeju Island, and discover its beauty on this full-day coach tour. Stop at famous spots like Hallim Park and Suweolbong Peak before you break for your tasty Korean lunch. Plus, visit the Spirited Garden, Althr Airfield, and Mt.

Jeju West Coast One Day Tour
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Jeju West Coast One Day Tour

SG$59

Meet your friendly tour staff at your preferred meet-up point and hop onto the comfortable tour van/coach (maximum 43 pax) with other travelers as we head off to the Hyeopjae Beach . You will be briefed on the details of the tour by our knowledgeable staff and feel free to ask any questions if any.

Seogwipo Submarine Experience
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Seogwipo Submarine Experience

SG$64

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.

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

SG$115

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.

Jeongbang Waterfall transfer,One way, Round trip
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Jeongbang Waterfall transfer,One way, Round trip

SG$19

Itinerary Hotel pick up and drop off : One Way pick up and drop off Hotel : Round Trip(Including Waiting time : 40 mins) Transport by private regular/jumbo/minivan taxi Basic English/Chinese speaking driver Fuel fees Parking fees Baseline : leave old