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Jeju Island

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.

Jeju Island Travel Guide Video

Top hotels in Jeju Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
The price is SG$521 per night

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! (1,152 reviews)

"Good place to stay with family (specially for kids)"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul,2020

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Marriott Jeju Shinhwa World Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Jeju Shinhwa World Hotels & Resorts
5 out of 5
38, Sinhwayeoksa-ro 304beon-gil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is SG$359 per night

This family-friendly Seogwipo hotel is located in Andeok, within 2 mi (3 km) of Jeju Shinhwa World and Jeju Aerospace Museum. Hello Kitty Island and Sanbangsan ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (291 reviews)

"everything is very new and clean great bathroom and wood floor"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul,2020

Marriott Jeju Shinhwa World Hotels & Resorts
Ramada Plaza Jeju Ocean Front
Ramada Plaza Jeju Ocean Front
5 out of 5
The price is SG$139 per night

Located in Downtown, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yongyeon Pond and Dongmun Market Place. Tapdong Beach Theater and Yongin Bridge are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,059 reviews)

"Room clean View very nice Swimming pool very good"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun,2020

Ramada Plaza Jeju Ocean Front

Popular places to visit 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!

Top things to do in Jeju Island

NANTA Rhythmic Comedy Performance Admission
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NANTA Rhythmic Comedy Performance Admission

SG$58
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
The Painters (HERO) Show Admission
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The Painters (HERO) Show Admission

SG$57
Per adult
South Korea LTE Unlimited SIM, SK Telecom (Pick up in Korea)
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South Korea LTE Unlimited SIM, SK Telecom (Pick up in Korea)

SG$7
Per adult
Luxury Sailing Cruise
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Luxury Sailing Cruise

SG$83
Per adult
Pink Jeju Island Bus Tour
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Pink Jeju Island Bus Tour

SG$41
Per adult
Jeju Glass Castle Discount Ticket With Private Transfer(One way, Round trip)
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Jeju Glass Castle Discount Ticket With Private Transfer(One way, Round trip)

SG$71
Per adult