10 Best Water Sports & Activities to Try in Jeju Island This Summer

Known for vivid emerald waters and white sandy beaches, your summer trip to Korea’s most popular holiday destination, Jeju Island, wouldn’t be complete without trying one of the exciting water sports and water-based activities on the island.

Here are some of the coolest water sports and activities in Jeju Island you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for. 😉

1. Scuba Diving

Jeju Island offers incredible diving sites with a spectacular underwater seascape, particularly the east coast of Jeju Island.jeju-divingFor first-timers: Here’s a great diving program for those who don’t have a diving certification, which is guided by an experienced instructor and offered in English for foreigners.

For experienced divers with a license: ‘Fun Diving in Jeju Island‘ offers 3 different courses to choose from according to the diver’s level of experience and license.

Want to have a one-of-a-kind scuba diving experience? Sign up for ‘Aquarium Scuba Diving‘ which offers participants a unique chance to dive into a huge fish tank at Aqua Planet Jeju, one of the largest aquariums in Asia (bigger than Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan!).

2. Underwater Sea Walk

Imagine walking through the ocean ground and feeding the fish underwater. For this awesome sea walk experience, there’s nothing more complex than walking around the seabed in a bathing suit with a cute helmet on.b4d352c713e3ae209bde04325b0bc2a6bd41051a_slice_0

3. Snorkeling

If you want to be classic, go on a snorkeling adventure. Jeju Ocean Park is one of the top ‘snorkeling’ hotspots on the island. Don’t worry if you can’t swim. You will be educated with the safety precautions and professional safety guards will be present at all times.jeju-snorkeling

4. Paddleboarding

Stand up and paddle into the sunset while enjoying the beautiful view of Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchungbong Peak on a paddle board! If you have never tried paddleboarding before, your stay in Jeju Island is the perfect time to try it!IMG_6858

5. Kiteboarding (Kitesurfing)

Go up higher with kiteboarding, or kitesurfing, in Jeju Island! This thrilling water-surface sport is absolutely a blast! jeju-kitesurfing.jpg

6. Kayaking

Sit back and chill out in your kayak while taking in the stunning natural scenery. Some of the best spots to go kayaking in Jeju Island are Woljeongri Beach, Yongyeon Pond and Hado Beachjeju-transparent-kayak.jpgSEE MORE: Kayak Fishing in Northeastern Jeju Island

7. Sailing on a Glass Yacht

Enjoy a luxurious ride with Chagwido Glass Yacht, which will take you on a tour around Chagwido Island, a tiny beautiful island located on the west coast of Jeju Island. You can sit in stylish comfort while watching the sunset and enjoy swimming, fishing and snorkeling on this modern and classy glass yacht during the tour!Chagwido Glass YachtSEE MORE: Grande Bleu Yacht Tour

8. Seogwipo Submarine Experience

Go on an underwater expedition with Seogwipo Submarine! Passengers can look out the sea through the windows of the submarine and discover the incredible nature and diverse marine life of Jeju Island during the one-and-a-half-hour ride.jeju-seogwipo-submarine-2

9. Deep Sea Fishing

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience in Jeju Island? Then go on a fishing trip! There are excellent fishing destinations near Seongsan Ilchulbong, a famous tuff cone formed by volcanic eruption, and Chagwido Island, the largest uninhabited island 2km off the west coast of Jeju Island. Visitors at all ages and levels can try their hands at fishing so bring your friends and family on this exciting fishing trip!jeju-deep-sea-fishing

10. Seogwipo Ferry Cruise

Seogwipo Ferry Cruise is the most popular sightseeing cruise in Jeju Island that cruises along the south coast of Jeju Island. During the ride, you will be able to take in the wonderful sights of the island such as the famous Jeongbang Falls. Make sure to take advantage of discount tickets to Seogwipo Ferry Cruise before you visit!jeju-seogwipo-ferry-cruise.jpg

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Jeju Island Bucket List: Top 10 Things to Do in Jeju

Fly just an hour and a half from the capital city of Seoul and you will arrive at South Korea’s resort island, Jeju Island or Jeju.

With breathtaking natural wonders and hundreds of unique attractions, it is no wonder that Jeju Island always comes out on top of the list as the best travel destination in Korea.

To help you get the best out of Jeju Island, we’ve compiled a bucket list of 10 best things to do in Jeju – try a bit of everything!

1. Get in touch with nature in Jeju Island

When it comes to nature, Jeju Island has it all.

Named as 7 New Wonders of Nature in 2011, the island offers pristine beaches, waterfalls, oreums (volcanic cones), lava tube caves and many more awe-inspiring natural wonders that are absolutely bucket list-worthy.

To help you decide which spots should top your list, we’ve picked our favorite five.

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1. Hallasan Mountain: a dormant volcano at the center of the island with crater lake on the top, surrounded by a national park with 368 parasitic volcanoes.
2. Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak): an 182m volcanic cone famous for spectacular sunrises.
3. Iho Taewoo Beach: a beach near downtown Jeju City famous for iconic horse-shaped lighthouses.
4. Manjang Caves (Manjanggul): the longest lava tube on Jeju with the largest recorded lava column in the world inside the cave.
5. Jusangjeolli Cliffs: unique volcanic rock formations that look like rectangular pillars near Jungmun Beach.

With so many destinations to visit in Jeju Island, you won’t be able to visit and see all of them in one day (especially if you are traveling by foot or public transportation!).

So if you want to make the most of your time in Jeju, here are your best options:

2. Visit museums with a difference

If this is your first-time in Jeju Island, you will definitely be blown away by hundreds of museums scattered all over the island.

In fact, Jeju’s museums are one of the main reasons to visit the island. They certainly offer something more than the classic, boring ones you’ve visited before.

A. Jeju Loveland 

Have fun taking photos in a sexy pose with the sexy and erotic sculptures at Jeju Loveland. Showcasing 140 sculptures and artworks inspired by human sexuality, this unique theme park has been drawing tourists and travelers from all around the world.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (9)If you’re with the little ones, don’t worry. There’s a separate playground zone for minors. You can buy 17% off discount tickets for Jeju Loveland here.

B. Teddy Bear Museum

Displaying a massive collection of teddy bears, Teddy Bear Museum is one of the must-visit museums in Jeju. Not only children love this place, but adults as well! Save 22% on Teddy Bear Museum tickets here.jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(25).jpgjeju-top-10-things-to-do-(24).jpg

3. Catch some waves

From snorkeling to kayaking, and many more, there is a wide variety of exciting watersports and water-based activities in Jeju Island to choose from.
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Choose the perfect watersports or water activities according to your “water” personality!

4. Take time to smell the flowers

Jeju Island offers beautiful gardens and parks to wander through and immerse in nature. Here are five best spots for an idyllic escape with your beloved ones!

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1. Hallim Park: a popular park featuring 9 different themed zones such as Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden and two lava caves.
2. Ecoland: a family-friendly theme park where you can explore Jeju’s forests on an 18th century Baldwin steam train.
3. Ilchul Land: a theme park with botanical gardens, a waterfront park, a folk village, a cactus greenhouse and a small lava cave.
4. Spirited Garden: a beautiful garden with the largest artificial waterfalls in Jeju. Many famous public figures including Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao from China, Nakasone from Japan and many more visited the garden.
5. Camellia Hill: the biggest arboretum in Asia famous for its forest path and beautiful gardens of camellias.

SEE MORE: Mini Land, Soingook Miniature Theme Park

5. Hit the trails

A. Walk through Olle Trails

In Jeju, there is a series of trails called Jeju Olle-gil, which leads through forests, volcanic cones and many other best-kept secrets of the island. There are 26 routes in total and you can explore three of them through one-day Olle trekking tour.jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(16).jpg

B. Hike up Hallasan Mountain

Hiking up Hallasan Mountain (Mt. Halla) and to its peak, at 1,950 meters (6,397 feet) above sea level, is one of the experiences you must have in Jeju.

The reward for hiking to the top are the sight of Baekrokdam, a lake-filled crater, and the magnificent view of volcanic cones in the surrounding Hallasan National Park.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (1)It is relatively easy to hike Hallasan Mountain. The hiking courses are less than 10 km in length. Starting at the Seongpanak Entrance, the 9.6-kilometer (6-mile) hike to the summit takes about five hours. Take note that the weather changes constantly and it can be very wind while you are hiking.

6. Savor the authentic flavors of Jeju

If food is a big part of your trip, try at least one of these local specialties when you visit Jeju Island!jeju-food.jpg

1. Jeonbokjuk: an abalone porridge made out of innards of the abalone and rice.
2. Heuk-dwaeji: a juicy and succulent grilled pork belly from Jeju’s native black pig, which is slightly more expensive than regular pork, but well worth it.
3. Jagalchi: a grilled or boiled silver scabbard fish.

SEE MORE: 9 Best Local Restaurants in Jeju Island.

Are a Muslim traveler? Check out our list of Muslim-friendly restaurants in Jeju.

7. Drop by hipster cafes and fine diners

If you feel like you had enough local foods, enjoy a fine dining at Maison Glad Buffet. Then drop by one of the trendy beachfront cafes with killer views of the island’s stunning ocean vistas.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (4)Or try and visit a unique cafe, Siwa Dream Foot Bath Cafe. While enjoying a cup of coffee you can treat yourself a nice foot bath to relax your tired feet and freshen up yourself.
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8. Head out for outdoor adventures

When you visit Jeju Island, never miss out on adventurous activities and experiences that the island has to offer. Make your trip legendary with some of the best adventures below!jeju-hot-air-balloon.jpg

9. Soak up the history and culture of Jeju

A. Experience Jeju’s local market scenes

Experience the authentic local culture of the island at five-day markets or permanent local markets.

One of the most famous markets is Dongmun Market, located near Jeju International Airport. It is the largest permanent market in Jeju where you can find all sorts of indigenous goods and products such as Jeju citrus fruits. jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(18).jpgCompared to other seafood restaurants and traditional marketplaces around, the price of the fish and seafood here is known to be relatively cheap.

SEE MORE: Top 10 Traditional Markets in Jeju Island.

B. Time travel back to the late 19th century

Housing a folk village with over 100 traditional houses and 8,000 folk items, Jeju Folk Village Museum is a must-visit place for those who want to learn about the island’s rich history and culture.jeju-top-10-things-to-do (7)You can buy discount tickets for Jeju Folk Village Museum here.

10. Explore Jeju’s other paradise islands

Though Jeju itself is an island, there are beautiful small islets nearby that are also worth traveling to.jeju-top-10-things-to-do-(14)

1. Chagwido Island (west of Jeju): a tiny uninhabited island, just a short 10 minutes ride from Jagunae Harbor, famous as a boat fishing destination.
2. Udo Island (east of Jeju): a popular island situated 3.5 km off the coast of Jeju, famous for its pristine white beaches, particularly Seobin-baeksa Beach, and black lava cliffs.

Feeling inspired? Make sure you put these experiences and activities on your bucket list and cross them off one by one when you’re in Jeju Island!

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Why is April the Best Time to Visit Korea?

South Korea is a fascinating country to visit at any time of year, and there’s no better time to do so than in the spring, particularly in April.

Read on to find out why you never really need an excuse to visit Korea in April.

1. Hello, Sunshine!

In Korea, April is the month of spring breeze and warm sunlight and the weather continues to get warmer throughout the month.

While the average April’s high temperatures in Seoul are around 12~18ºC (53.6~64.4ºF), the temperatures in the southern region of Korea, including Busan, Gyeongju and Jeju Island, are 2~3 degrees higher.

※There may be some sporadic cold snaps and big gaps in temperatures at night, so make sure you bring a couple of warm sweaters or a light-weight jacket or coat!

At this time of the year, you will start seeing restaurants and cafes reopen their beautiful terraces and locals going outdoors to enjoy family outing or spring picnic.

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Travelers enjoying the outdoors in ‘Hanbok’

The weather in April also offers travelers and tourists the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors dressed in Korean traditional outfit ‘hanbok‘ as well.

2. Blooms ‘n’ Blossoms

Weather is not the only reason why April is the best time to visit Korea.

It is when travelers and tourists can witness the spring’s splendor and admire the colorful blooming flowers and the vibrant colors on the streets everywhere.

Here are some of the best features of Spring not to be missed in Korea are: cherry blossoms, tulips and spring flower gardens.

1) Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom season reaches its peak in early April and they tend to bloom earlier in the southern parts of Korea. Most of them fall when there is a strong wind or rain, so be sure to catch them before they are gone!

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Breathtaking cherry blossoms at Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

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2) Tulips

Don’t be disappointed when the cherry blossoms are gone as there are colorful tulips for you to enjoy.

A. Taean Tulip Festival

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Taean Tulip Festival is by far the largest tulip festival in Korea, which features more than 1.5 million of colorful tulips. It is also known as one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals!

  • Date: April 13~May 10
  • Location: Taean County, Chungcheong-do (mid-west province)
  • Best things to see: Flower gardens (tulips, canola, digitalis, lupine)
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

B. Everland Tulip Festival

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If you want to celebrate spring somewhere closer to Seoul, head out to Korea’s largest theme park, Everland. There is an annual tulip festival and a fantastic garden of spring blooms called Four Seasons Garden for visitors to enjoy.

Browse more deals on Everland here.

3) Azaleas

Azaleas are the late-bloomers of the spring season in Korea. You will be able to see them until late-April, so catch them before they are gone.

Goryeosan Mountain Festival

goryeosan-azaleaOnly a two-hour bus ride from Seoul, you can enjoy a short excursion to Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival. Covered with various shades of pink and magenta azaleas, Goyreosan Mountain in April just seems like an otherworldly place!

  • Date: April 12~23, 2017
  • Location: Gangwha County, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
  • Best things to see: azaleas, azalea tea tasting, azalea rice pancake making experience
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

4) Spring Flower Gardens & Parks

This April, visit two of Korea’s best-loved spring flower garden and park: The Garden of Morning Calm and Hallim Park. Featuring from fascinating displays of seasonal flowers, tropical gardens, exotic plants to scenic paths, they are the perfect places to revel in spring.

A. The Garden of Morning Calm

아침고요_본문04The Garden of Morning Calm is a popular tourist destination near Seoul where visitors can admire fantastic botanical gardens and flowers all year round.

Every April, Spring Festival is held from mid-April to the end of May at the Garden of the Morning Calm.

  • Date: Mid-April~Late May
  • Location: Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
  • Best things to see: Wildflower exhibition, cherry blossoms, magnolia, azalea, Japanese apricot, forsythia
  • Book our recommended tour

For more information, click here.

B. Hallim Park

jeju-island-spring (4)Stop and smell the flowers at Hallim Park in northwest Jeju. Unlike other botanical gardens that display flowers, this park is dedicated to different flowers every month.

In April, the cherry blossoms and canola flowers burst into bloom all over the park!

  • Date: Throughout April
  • Location: Hallim-eup, Jeju City, Jeju Island
  • Best things to see: Cherry blossoms, canola flowers, botanical gardens, Ssangyonggul Cave
  • Buy a discount ticket

For more information, click here.

3. It’s a Festival Frenzy!

Throughout April, a series of unique and authentic festivals will be held across Korea. Here are some of the best festivals where you can release all the pent up energy you’ve been storing up during the winter!

1) Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

jindo-sea-parting-festivalEvery April, thousands of visitors flock to Jindo Sea Parting Festival, a.k.a Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, to see ‘the modern Mose’s miracle’ in Jindo Island and walk on the exposed sea road when the sea opens up!

  • Date: April 26~29, 2017
  • Location: Jindo Island, Jeolla-do (southwest province)
  • Best things to enjoy: Miracle sea road walking experience, hands-on programs including learning Korean folk song ‘Jindo Arirang’ and traditional music ‘Gukak’, Jindo Hongju experience (Jindo traditional alcohol tasting)
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

2) Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal (Tea Bowl) Festival

mungyeong-tea-bowl-festival-2If you still haven’t experienced Korean tea culture, Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival is the perfect place to be.

The festival gives you the chance to spin the potter’s wheel, paint designs and make your own ceramic tea sets for 4,000 won. You can also taste different types of Korean teas, including omija, dandelion and lotus leaf.

  • Date: April 28~30, 2017
  • Location: Mungyeong, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)
  • Best things to enjoy: Hands-on programs for making pottery and teaware, Korean tea tasting
  • Book a tour

For more information, click here.

3) Lotus Lantern Festival (Yeondeunghoe)

lotus-lantern-festival-bongeunsa-(1).jpgThe annual Lotus Lantern Festival, or Yeondeunghoe, is a major lantern festival in Seoul that is held to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. There will be a fascinating lantern parade and traditional cultural events along the Jongno Street and spectacular lantern displays at Jogyesa Temple and Bongeunsa Temple.

  • Date: April 28~30, 2017
  • Location: Jogyesa, Bongeunsa temple, along the Jongno Street (Seoul)
  • Best things & places to see: A lotus lantern parade on April 29 (Sat) (Dongdaemun Gate → Jogyesa Temple 7:00pm-9:30pm), Bongeunsa Temple exhibition, Jogyesa Temple exhibition, Cheonggyecheon Stream exhibition

Now, if you are planning your spring trip to Korea, April is surely the best time to do so.

Check out the best tours and travel deals for April!

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Jeju Spring Travel (March-April) | Weather, Best Attractions & Suggested Itineraries

If you are planning to travel to Jeju Island in the spring season, make sure you read our ultimate spring travel guide before you go!

Spring in Jeju

Best time to visit
While the spring season in Jeju Island spans from mid-March to May in general, the peak season lasts from mid-March until early April, which is when you can fully enjoy the stunning spring flowers on the island.

Weather
Spring weather in Jeju is mild and pleasant. The weather conditions may vary across the island but the weather is gorgeous for outdoor activities during the day, with average high temperatures of 12~14ºC (53.6~57.2ºF). But take note that it can still be chilly at night.

※Make sure you watch the weather forecast for indication of rain before you go!

What to wear & pack
Casual and lightweight clothes that can be layered work best, and wear sunscreen, comfortable shoes and hats.

Where to go in Jeju

During the spring season, much of Jeju Island teems with beautiful yellow canola flowers and stunning cherry blossoms.jeju-island-spring (10)jeju-island-spring (12)Those who want to fully enjoy Jeju’s spring, check out the 3 best destinations where you can find the best view of these beautiful spring flowers on the island.

3 Best places to visit during spring

1. Seongsan Sunrise Peak

jeju-island-spring (5)Located on the eastern coast of Jeju Island, Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Seongsan Sunrise Peak, is a famous volcanic cone designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

The peak itself does not offer canola flowers but you can find breathtaking canola fields near the peak, especially along Gwangchigi Beach.

Tip. If you sign up for Trazy’s Jeju Island Spring Flower Taxi Tour, you will be able to stop by Noksan Road on the way to Seongsan Sunrise Peak, which is a fantastic cherry tree-lined driveway bursting with both canola flowers and cherry blossoms. For more information on the tour, click here.

2. Hallim Park

jeju-island-spring (4).jpgHallim Park, located in western Jeju, is a must-visit park with 9 different themed gardens, two lava caves and Jeju folk village.

While Hallim Park holds flower-related events every month, the park will first kick off with colorful tulips in March, followed by cherry blossoms and canola flowers in April.

3. Mount Sanbangsan

jeju-island-spring (2).jpgMount Sanbangsan, located in southern Jeju, is another must-see spring destination, which offers an otherworldly landscape. Set against the backdrop of a unique volcanic formation, the carpets of vivid yellow canola flowers are seriously Instagram-worthy!

Set against the backdrop of a unique volcanic formation, the carpets of vivid yellow canola flowers are seriously Instagram-worthy!

Tip. There are several canola fields around Mount Sanbangsan, all of which are private properties. It is absolutely free to see them, but if you’d like to enter the field and take photos, you will have to pay 1,000 KRW in cash. It doesn’t cost much money, so go inside! 😉

Here are the best places to see canola flowers and cherry blossoms in Jeju Island. Follow our recommended routes for fulfilling springtime in Jeju!jeju-spring-map.jpg

Suggested Itineraries for Jeju Spring Travel

Here are Trazy’s suggested itineraries that will help you take in Jeju Island’s all the most beautiful spring flowers – canola flowers and cherry blossoms.

Day 1. Eastern part of Jeju
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Day 2. Western part of Jeju
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*Click on each destination for the details and discount tickets.

Book Trazy’s Jeju Island Spring Flower Taxi Tour Now

If you want to conveniently travel on a chartered taxi and tour around Jeju’s best spring destinations, book this tour!04-1-jeju-spring-taxiWith this taxi tour, specially designed for the spring season, you will be able to take in the splendid cherry blossoms and the yellow canola flowers of Jeju Island.

This tour is only available from Mar 31~ Apr 9, so hurry up and book in advance! Booking is available here.

*The driver can speak conversational English so you won’t have to worry about communicating. The driver is very friendly and welcoming so you’ll be able to enjoy a pleasant private trip. 🙂

For more information on the tour, click here.

If you have any questions about the tour, feel free to contact us at inquiry@trazy.com. 😀

Here are more travel deals on Jeju Island you may be interested in!

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“제주도 산방산 봄 (Sanbang Mountain on Jeju Island)” by miquitos

Top 10 Places to Visit in Jeju Island during Winter

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Yes, the winter in Korea can be freezing cold but our charming southern Jeju Island never looks more beautiful than in winter.

Take a look at our picks for the ten incredible places you should visit in Jeju Island right now before the winter is gone.

1. Hallasan Mountain

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Take a hike up to the top of Hallasan Mountain, or Mt. Halla, the tallest mountain in Korea. It is arguably at its most picturesque in winter. Standing atop the peak, hikers are rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the mountain’s massive crater lake.

For details and directions, click here.

2. Camellia Hill

jeju-winter-destinations-5jeju-camellia-hillThis scenic winter flower garden in Jeju is an extremely popular Instagrammable spot as visitors can stroll through the gardens of spectacular winter camellia explosions.

These camellias, also known as the Queen of Winter Flowers, bloom until late spring and when they burst with vibrant colors in winter, every single photo taken in Camellia Hill will absolutely get you some extra likes for your Instagram.

For details and directions, click here.

3. Hallim Park

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With so many botanical gardens to choose from, travelers will find themselves wondering which one to visit. Simply visit the best that Jeju has to offer.

The Hallim Park features 9 different themed gardens and offers various attractions including two lava caves and Jeju folk village.

If you visit the park in winter, you can enjoy incredible winter arrangement of daffodils.

For details and directions, click here.

4. Maze Land

jeju-winter-destinations-9jeju-mazelandFor those who want to add some fun to their winter trip to Jeju (but not too active), the Maze Land is the perfect place to be.

There are 3 mazes at this eco-friendly park, each featuring its own theme: stone, wind and haenyeo (Jeju’s female diver).

Not only it is exciting to find the way out, the experience is actually good for the health as these mazes emit substances called phytoncides which stimulate the body’s immune system. So go ahead, take a walk through the maze walls while soaking in the health benefits.

For details and directions, click here.

5. Yongnuni Oreum

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Heading out on the trails in Jeju during winter offers a peaceful solitude. In fact, winter hiking is better than warm-weather walks as the paths are less crowded.

In Jeju, there are famous hiking trails called “Olle” and travelers and tourists can take part in one-day trekking programs which offer 3 different routes ― the East, West and South Routes. Each course gives the opportunity to explore the off-beaten paths and discover the ‘real’ Jeju.

The East Course includes one of the most popular spots to hike, Yongnuni Oreum, or the Dragon Eye Mountain, which is an inactive volcano at 250 meters above sea level. The hike up to its peak offers one of the best mountaintop experiences as you can admire the breathtaking views of wind farms and the iconic Hallasan Mountain from afar.

For more info, click here.

6. Iho Tewoo

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With fewer crowds in winter, you will have a greater chance of enjoying the pristine views of Jeju’s beaches. Offering a photogenic scenery, Iho Tewoo Beach, a popular spot for tourists during the summer, make for a peaceful walk. Here you can also find two iconic horse-shaped lighthouses, which make for a dazzling and photogenic spectacle.

For details and directions, click here.

7. Shooting Range

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For those who prefer to stay warm inside rather than heading out, Jeju offers plenty of fun indoor activities that will get your adrenaline pumped, just like this one.

Go ahead, gather your friends and family and enjoy some target shooting at this cool indoor shooting range when you visit Jeju Island!

For details and directions, click here.

8. Foot Bath Cafe

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Treat yourself by pampering your exhausted feet after a long day of walking at this charming indoor foot bath cafe in Jeju.

While soaking your feet in the warm water, enjoy chatting with your friends or your other half.

It sure is the best place to enjoy pure relaxation!

For directions, click here.

9. Aqua Planet Jeju

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While snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the best ways to enjoy the marine life of Jeju in summer, you can enjoy just about the same in winter.

But instead, you will have to head over to Jeju Aqua Planet, a beautiful aquarium that showcases about 48,000 aquatic animals in 500 different species.

Not only you can meet the marine life from the five oceans of the world, but also have the opportunity to see the marine life of Jeju Island’s waters. If you arrive right on time, you and your kids will be able to enjoy a performance by the women divers of Jeju called ‘haenyeo’ in Korean.

To purchase discount tickets, click here.

10. Ecoland Theme Park

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Inside the stunning natural beauty of Jeju, there’s Ecoland Theme Park, which is one of the most family-friendly hot spots on the island.

Here, you and your kids can make unforgettable memories by exploring around the park on a special train that takes after the 1800’s Baldwin steam train.

It’s a great destination to visit all year round, but it is winter when the entire theme park turns into a winter wonderland, offering breathtaking views of pristine snowy fields and snow-covered trees. To purchase discount tickets for Ecoland, click here.

Now, hurry up and visit Jeju Island right now or else you will wait another year for all these lifetime experiences that only winter can offer!

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Jeju Island Especially in Winter

It’s no secret that this wonderful resort island in South Korea, Jeju Island, offers a breathtaking natural beauty all year round.

While every visit to this island in South Korea brings a different emotion to its visitors, it is the winter season that beckons travelers as one can discover Jeju’s best-kept secrets.

But there are more reasons to it than that. Read on to find out why you need to Jeju Island before the winter months are over.

1. Mild Winter Weather

 

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Boasting temperate climate all year round, the winter in Jeju Island is comparatively warmer than Seoul and the rest of Korea.

Even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C (32°F) in Jeju Island, and the average winter temperature is around 5~7 °C (41~44.6°F) from January to mid-March. The weather is cool, dry and even mild enough for you to be outside and enjoy the outdoor activities.

However, we strongly advise you to check the weather forecast regularly before your trip. Make sure you also check whether it is going to rain or snow or whether it’s going to get windy.

While taking these weather conditions into account, we suggest you fill in the gaps in your travel itinerary with destinations and activities for both indoor and outdoor.

If you are short on travel ideas or want to make your travel experiences better than everyone else’s, check out these top 10 attractions and activities in Jeju Island.

2. Cheaper Airfare & Accommodation

To be honest, there is no distinction between high season and low season in Jeju Island as it is a popular travel destination all year round.

But typically, the winter months are considered a low season, and they are from December to early March. From mid-June to August, it is considered as a peak summer tourist season in Jeju Island.

If you want to save extra money on your travel, it’s a good idea to take advantage of the winter months as the rates of airfare and hotel accommodations are generally cheaper while the prices tend to double during peak seasons.

If you want to save even more money, it’s best to book your flight tickets and hotel rooms on weekdays rather than Friday and weekends.

For those who want to secure a flight and accommodation in advance, you may want to check out this Jeju Smart Tour Airtel Package that takes the hassle and time out of planning.

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Oftentimes, short-term travelers ask whether it is possible to make the trip in one day to Jeju Island from Seoul. The answer is yes.

The ideal option is to book a midnight/early morning flight to Jeju and a late-night flight to Seoul. However, planning out the rest of your journey can be painful as the public transportation in Jeju Island is limited and you will likely waste most of your time on the road unless you rent a car and drive yourself.

Here is a perfect solution, an all-inclusive package offered by Trazy. This cost-effective tour package provides a pick-up service at your accommodation in Seoul, round-trip flight tickets, a local transportation, an English speaking tour guide and admission fees to some of the best attractions in Jeju Island. For more info, click here.

3. Awe-inspiring Winter Scenery

While Jeju Island offers pristine beaches and lush green landscapes in summer, it is just as beautiful in the winter as the snow-covered volcanic cones add an incomparable charm to its winter scenery.

Plus, Jeju’s winter offers better values and fewer tourists. It is indeed the best time for travelers to take in the sheer beauty of the island including the famous Hallasan Mountain and its surroundings listed in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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The Hallasan Mountain is incredible any time of the year, but you especially won’t want to miss it during the winter months. You will be able to admire the spectacular vistas while hiking up to the peak of the snow-coated mountain, providing the perfect outlet for those who are in search of the ultimate adventure experience on Jeju Island.

Enjoyed reading the post? Then, don’t miss out on all that Jeju’s winter has to offer and start packing up!

Looking for the best travel experiences in Jeju Island in winter?

Here are some recommendations!

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Browse more things to do in Jeju Island at Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com, or stay tuned for our upcoming post about the best places to visit in Jeju Island in winter! 🙂button_main 2