Considered the Hawaii of South Korea, the Island of Jeju-do was formed from an active Volcano, thus you can just imagine how fertile and green everything is. The best time to visit Jeju-do in our opinion is Spring, in the months of April or May, the most beautiful season in South Korea. You can either fly to Jeju-do제주도 from Seoul 서울 for about ₩150 000 Round Trip or take the farry, as we did. We took a bus down from Seoul 서울 to Mokpo 목포 for ₩30 000 ($30) per person, one way and then took the ferry for a 4 and a half hour trip to Jeju-do 제주도 from Mokpo 목포 for ₩30 000 ($30) per person one way. We ended up in a room full of teenage girls which was very entertaining to say the least.
Jeju-do is so overloaded with things to do and to see, once you have a map of the island, it takes a while to plan and decide where to go first. Fortunately the public bus service is excellent and it’s very easy, affordable and comfortable to travel around the Island. The most convenient way to pay for your trips on the busses, are to purchase a bus card at any 7eleven, CU or G24 convenience store, and load it with money, you will also get discount when paying this way. Bus no.700 runs along the coast, this makes it very convenient as you can get to all major areas in this bus, the prices of trips vary from ₩1300 to ₩3300 ($1.3 to $3.3) per person, depending on the length of your trip. The bus driver will ask you for you destination, have your destination in Korean if possible, as many of the bus drivers can’t speak English. You can then take either an inter-city bus or a taxi to your destination, inter-city busses charges ₩1000 ($1), and taxi’s usually charges by a meter, be aware that you are considered a tourist if you aren’t Korean, thus some of the taxi drivers will try and take advantage of this, don’t accept an amount before hand, be persistent for the driver to start the meter.