Best Things to Do in Jeju Island in 2024

Jeju island

Make an exciting trip to Jeju Island in 2024.

 Witness of the beautiful sunrise on Seongsan Ilchulbong, the untouched nature of Hallasan National Park, and the secrets of the underground in the magical Manjanggul Lava Tube.

Enjoy the peace in,

  • Spirited Garden,
  • Relax on Udo Island and try hiking,
  • Scuba diving and surfing.

Feel the traditional South Korean lifestyle, sunbathe on the sandy seaside, and have the best memories of your life collecting.

One of the great highlights of this location is the iconic crater from which visitors can witness a charming sunrise.

From the hike to the top to the amazing  landscapes and uncommon flora and fauna, there is so much to take in.

Hallasan National Park

Hallasan National Park in Jeju Island, South Korea’s highest peak, Hallasan. Explore the diverse ecosystems, ranging from dense forests to volcanic land.

Hiking trails are available, such as the well known Seongpanak and Gwaneumsa paths, which provide amazing views and the capacity to spot different wildlife.

Manjanggul Lava Tube

Manjanggul Lava Tube is one of the longest in the world with over 7 kilometers on Jeju Island. These charming underground passages were formed thousands of years ago from larva.

Take a guided tour and see the unique rock formation while also learning about the volcanic history of the island.

Spirited Garden

In Jeju Island, Spirited Garden is a botanical paradise of beautifully sculpted gardens and bonsai trees. Lee Kun woo developed this tranquil paradise, which boasts panoramic views of Mount Hallasan.

One may cherish the present by becoming in harmony with the garden and the planet.

Udo Island

Udo Island, just a short ferry ride from Jeju, offers stunning coastal landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.

Explore its picturesque villages by,

  • Bike or horse drawn carriage,
  • Sample local seafood delicacies and
  • Soak in the island’s relaxed atmosphere amidst lush greenery and deep blue waters.


There are various hiking trails depending on the hiker’s level of experience. Climbing Hallasan or Olle Trails which are beautiful walking tour routes around the coast, the forest, the sub tropical forest or the rocky coast cliffs and more are possible.

Scuba diving and snorkeling

Jeju Island scuba diving and snorkeling experiences enable you to enjoy the underwater beauty of vibrant marine life and sparkling waters.

Colorful coral reefs, underwater caves, and a variety of fish species await you. Regardless of your skill level, Jeju offers a plethora of diving areas open to all divers.


Surfing in Jeju Island has many ranges from beginners to experts.

With multiple surf spots across its several coastlines such as Jungmun Beach, Hamdeok Beach, and others, surfers can catch some waves and views.

And with local surf schools and shops’ rentals, everyone may dive in no matter the experience.

Traditional Korean village

The traditional Korean villages at Jeju Island such as Seongeup Folk Villages offer you a chance to dive into the island’s culture.

From exploring historic houses, discovering traditional crafts, and experiencing the daily routine of Jeju’s settlers, there is more than meets the eye with regards to the island’s cultural legacy.

Relax on the beach

Lounging on the beaches of Jeju Island is the epitome of happiness. From the gentle sands of Jungmun Beach to the quiet seaside of Hamdeok Beach,

  • You can revel in sunbathing,
  • Savor a picnic, or indulge in a pleasant swim.

The tranquil ambiance of the island is complemented by unparalleled coastal beauty and a light sea wind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is Jeju Island special?

This treasure island that Koreans love the most is located to the south of Korea, in the middle of the clean sea. Jeju Island is listed as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

Can I swim in Jeju Island?

And while Jeju is known for its strong winds and turbulent weather, Hamdeok, thanks to its sheltered locale, is virtually wave-free. The largest of the three beaches here features a natural sandbar as well, which offers even more protection and warm water; it’s an ideal spot for swimming or wading in the gentle surf.

Is Jeju cheaper than Seoul?

Cost of living in Seoul (South Korea) is 18% more expensive than in Jeju (South Korea).

Is Jeju English friendly?

No English! One of the cool things about Jeju Island is that it’s mostly visited by local Korean and Asian tourists. It is not a well-known destination otherwise. This makes it a very special experience, but it also means that there is very little English-support on the island.

What are the secrets of Jeju Island?

It’s time to discover these secret places that only the Jeju natives know. An artsy street dedicated to Korean artist Lee Jung Seop. Seowipo Art Market opens every Saturday and Sunday, offering peculiar artworks of Korean artists. An architectural cafe situated in the artsy Lee Jung Seop street.

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