Today, Jeju Island, known as Jeju-do in Korean, is the Hawaii of South Korea.
Jeju is hot tourist spot, booming with unique attractions. Romantic sunrises and sunsets, mild climate and beautiful sandy beaches make Jeju a popular honeymoon destination. Adventurers can hike to Baeknok Lake at the top of Mount Halla, South Korea’s highest peak. A large, volcanic island, Jeju features a fascinating landscape with a unique vibe distinct from the rest of South Korea. On Jeju, visitors can explore geological and cultural history, experience nature in its myriad forms, and simply relax and savor the beauty of the island.
Keep an eye out for the “haenyeo,” female divers gathering fresh seafood, and the iconic “Dolharubang” displayed outside of many restaurants.
Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. When diving underwater, a haenyeo carries only a pair of goggles, a round ball-like tube to keep her balance, and a basket to put her collections in. Such women involved in the fishing industry are known to be scattered all around Jeju-do, Korea, Japan, and Russia.
O’sulloc Tea Museum, located next to O’sulloc’s Seogwang Tea Planation in Jeju, was the first tea museum opened by Amore Pacific in 2001 with the aim of introducing and spreading Korean teas and the traditional tea culture of Korea. The museum is a cultural space where the West and the East, and modernity and tradition coexist in harmony. The museum has a tea gallery, eco-friendly resting area, and cafe where visitors can enjoy a variety of tasty tea-based desserts.
WHERE TO STAY
Surrounded by thick woods, Hidden Cliff Hotel and Nature is situated on top of the hill just outside the north-western end of Jungmun Tourist Complex. It boasts hidden trekking trails around the hotel as well as the largest infinity pool in South Korea.
Brightly decorated, each room and suite here is finished with wooden furnishings. You will find a private balcony and a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a minibar. En suite bathroom comes with both a bath and a shower, while the toilet is equipped with an electronic bidet. Complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are provided for every guest.
At Hidden Cliff Hotel and Nature, guests can get an exercise in at the on-site fitness centre or treat themselves to a time of tranquillity at the infinity pool, sauna or Lile Spa by L’occitane. The 24-hour front desk will assist you with concierge and room service. Young guests from 5 to 12 can access Kids Play Room from 09:00 until 18:00. Jungmun Beach is a great choice for travellers interested in museums, relaxation and beaches.available.
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Dyne Oceano Hotel is situated in Jeju, 11 km from Jeju Halla General hospital, and features free WiFi. Among the various facilities are an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, as well as a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, and organising tours for guests. At the hotel, all rooms have a desk. All rooms come with air conditioning, and some rooms also feature a balcony. Breakfast is available daily, and includes continental and buffet options. At Dyne Oceano Hotel you will find a restaurant serving Italian cuisine. The accommodation offers a hot tub. A business centre with a fax machine and photocopier is at guests’ disposal at Dyne Oceano Hotel. Aewol is a great choice for travellers interested in beaches, relaxation and nature walks.
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