Sold? I had you at volcano, didn't I? Can't be just me... Anyway, here's the rest of the scoop on Jeju Island, South Korea.
How to reach Jeju Island in South Korea
The Jeju International Airport has weekly connectivity to most major airports in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, and frequent flights from other Korean cities such as Busan. Also, there are daily ferries and boats from Busan, Mokpo, Incheon, Wando, Nokdong and Yeoso. A one-way trip from the mainlaind to Jeju can cost anywhere between KRW30,000/1700 INR - KRW60,000/3500 INR.
Visa requirements for Jeju Island, South Korea
Jeju Island has a special entry arrangement for tourists. Indian nationals, though, can visit the island without a visa. In fact, people from most countries don't need a visa to visit Jeju Island for 30 days (see the complete list of exceptions here), as long as your main purpose is travel and you are staying within Jeju Island.
If you are planning to visit other places in South Korea, then the rules are different. Indians need to apply for a tourist visa in advance (single entry, Rs. 10,600 onwards). Read about South Korea's visa policy here.
Getting around on Jeju Island
There are no trains on Jeju, but a local bus service connects all the main dots. Taxis are available, but Jeju is huge and the fares would quickly add up. In my opinion, the best mode of transportation on Jeju Island seems to be a two-wheeler, which my sources say are available on rent for about 37,500KRW (2000INR) a day. Renting a scooter is commonplace among tourists and there are several motorcycle and car rentals available on the island.
What to do in South Korea's favourite getaway
The pictures of Jeju Island above justify the fascination it demands. Everything on the island, both unspoilt and human-made, is tailored for travellers. While this could seem off-putting, Jeju is fascinating even where it is contrived. Here's everything beautiful, heart-warming and weird about Jeju Island in South Korea.
The unspoilt landscape of Jeju Island
The island is blessed with beautiful weather, lush forests and a number of volcanoes to top it all off. Here's some of my favourite picks for your Jeju Island itinerary.