Jeju Island Travel Guide
Ferries sail between Jeju-si (Jeju City) and five cities on the peninsula—Incheon, Yeosu, Mokpo, Wando, and Busan—all of which can be reached from Seoul by KTX, Korea's high speed train. We recommend flying over the ferry; it's faster and more comfortable.
JeJu Ferry Terminal Geonip-dong 918-30, Jesu-si. 064/720–8500.
Busan Ferry Terminal Jungang-dong 5, Junggu 15-1, Busan. 051/660–0117.
Mokpo Ferry Terminal hang-dong 6-10, , Jeju. 061/6060–6053.
Incheon Ferry Terminal hangdon 7, junggu, Incheon. 032/888–0116.
Yeosu Ferry Terminal kyo-dong 682, Yesosu-si. 061/663–0117.
Given Jeju's location it's no surprise the island is largely recognized for its impressive diversity of fresh, seasonal seafood dishes. That said, there are also lots of traditional Korean eateries that offer plenty in the way of reasonably priced meat and vegetable dishes, including Jeju's famous black pork. The island also has an excellent selection of international cuisines, from Western to Indian to Mexican. The sleepy Udo Island, a fifteen-minute ferry boat trip from the east coast, has some of the best fresh seafood Jeju has to offer; don't miss the galchi jorim, a spicy hairtail fish soup.
Whether it's a boutique hotel off the beaten track, a family-run pension just outside the city center, or a luxury five-star resort right on the beach, Jeju Island has no shortage of places to stay. Some places even offer package deals that include car rental, which is ideal for those who wish to travel around the island at their own leisure. The area of Jungmun, in the south, is hugely popular with a younger crowd thanks to the concerts on the beaches and some surfing competitions. Seogwipo is more laid back and seems to attract the quieter groups, particularly couples and honeymooners. The largest city in the north, Jeju City, offers the most options for accommodations all relatively close to the international airport.