Jeju island is my favorite destination in South Korea. I’ve traveled around the island, exploring from the Eastern side to the Western one. The island is so stunning and has several breathtaking landmarks.
In this article, I’d love to share my experience and show you the best things to do on Jeju island that you should not miss.
1. Visit Jeongbang Waterfalls
Located in the South of Jeju Island, Jeongbang Falls is among the top three famous waterfalls on the island. A unique feature about Jeongbang falls is that the water goes directly into the sea.
After purchasing the entrance ticket, you’ll need to walk downstairs to reach the waterfall.
It usually takes about 5 minutes, but you might find yourself stopping many times along the way to enjoy the fantastic view!
Visiting Jeju Folk Village should definitely be on your list of things to do in Jeju island.
Seongeup Folk Village is a small town located at the foot of Hallasan Mountain, and the houses here have black lava rock walls with curvy alleys to block the wind. You can find the local black-haired pigs here, as well.
Located in the middle of Hallasan Mt., Eoseungsaengak is 1,169m above sea level. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the peak.
There are many wooden steps up the trail and some turns, and most of the time, you are surrounded by trees, so you may feel like you’re in the forest.
Tips: Don’t forget to bring water and snacks with you.
11. Walk along Hyeopjae & Geumneung Beach
Looking for a beach destination? Head to Hyeopjae & Geumneung Beach!
Hyeopjae is one of the most beautiful beaches on Jeju island, famous for its white sand and clear water. It also has plenty of good restaurants and coffee shops nearby.
Located next to Hyeopjae beach, Geumneung is an absolutely stunning beach with a great view of Biyangdo Island.
Crystal clear water with white sand coast and not many tourists around make this beach a sweet spot to escape the crowd. Also, the water is shallow enough to walk in.
12. Visit Hallim Park
A trip to Hallim Park should be on your list of things to do on Jeju island.
Located about 33km west of Jeju city, Hallim park has a great combination of nature and culture. It takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to see all the garden as it’s enormous.
The most famous sites are two caves (Ssangyonggul Cave and Hyeopjaegul Cave) that feature both a lava tube and a limestone cave.
Also, you can spend an excellent time strolling around the nine different themed gardens, seeing various types of plants, flowers, and trees. There’s also a small zoo with turtles, snakes, peacocks, and other birds.
Also, you shouldn’t miss the folk village near the Bonsai garden. You can learn about Jeju folk village culture and see the traditional houses.
At the folk village, you can find a restaurant that serves Korean food and a small food court nearby selling ice cream, drinks, and beer. There is also a herb cafe in the park selling herbal teas.
Yeha Tour includes pick-up and drop-off service from your hotel, attraction entry tickets, and lunch.
I joined all three courses with Yeha Bus Tour, and I had a great time. A minor downside of this tour is that you have to rush from place to place, as each course covers at least five different areas for a day.