Visit Korea Visa-Free in 2023: 8 Things to Do in Jeju Island

These are the top things to do in Jeju Island according to a Tiktoker.
by | December 21, 2022

Planning to visit Korea in 2023? While visiting Seoul would require a visa application, a dreamy holiday in Jeju Island can be achieved without going through the lengthy process of securing a visa at the Korean embassy. Visa-free entry for Filipinos who wish to visit Jeju resumed earlier this year, and Pinoys can stay on the island for up to 30 days. If you’re beginning to plan your vacation, don’t forget these activities and places to visit on Jeju Island as suggested by a Tiktoker:


Transparent kayaking in Aewol

Remember Boracay’s crystal kayaks and the famous wide-angle photos? You can also have the same experience when on Jeju Island. Known for its picturesque beaches, a trip to the Aewol area isn’t complete without seeing how clear its waters are via a transparent kayak. Take your time to see the scenery and don’t forget to bring a hat and wear sunscreen!

According to a blog, the transparent kayak experience starts at KRW 10,000 for 30 minutes, which is around PHP 400.


Finding a cafe in Aewol and watching the sunset

Korea’s cafe culture isn’t just prolific around Seoul – there are spots to visit around Jeju Island as well, including G-Dragon’s Cafe Aewol Monsant. After kayaking, head to this beachfront cafe and catch a colorful sunset. The cafe features mirror-like walls that reflect the beach, which quickly makes a great photo spot. They also offer alfresco seating, so you’ll have front-row seats to a scenic sunset.


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Café Aewol Monsant is located at 25-4 Aewollo 1(il)-gil, Aewol-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do.

Here are other must-visit cafes in Aewol:

  • Bomnal Cafe at 25 Aewol-ro 1-gil, Jeju-si
  • Cafe Delmoondo at 519-10, Johamhaean-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island –
  • Knotted at 24-9 Aewollo 1(il)-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
  • Aewol the Sunset at 6111 Iljuseo-ro, Aewol-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do
  • CAFE Gaho at 2721-4, Hagwi 2-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju – 2721-4, Hagwi 2-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju


Have black pork K-BBQ

Sure, there are plenty of K-BBQ restaurants in the Philippines but if you’re planning to eat your way around Jeju Island just isn’t complete without having the island’s most famous dish, Jeju black pork. No, the meat isn’t black; the dish gets its name from the pig’s skin. This black pig breed is endemic in Korea, particularly in Jeju. It’s also known as the wagyu beef of pork and has a chewier texture than the usual pork. There are plenty of K-bbq restaurants around the island serving black pork, so it wouldn’t be too difficult to find a spot to pig out at.


Explore Udo Island via an electric bike

Did you know that you can get around Udo Island in just a day? The island is just a 15-minute ferry ride from Jeju and one of the best ways to see it is by renting an electric bike. A ferry leaves the port every 30 minutes, so getting there wouldn’t be too much of a hassle if you include it in your itinerary.

Going around the island would take around two hours if you’ll just focus on biking, but it will obviously take longer if you take your time and do other activities throughout the day. The Tiktoker also recommends visiting beaches and having Udo peanut ice cream, which is one of the must-try foods on the island.


Snoopy Garden and Cafe


Location: 930 Geumbaekjo-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si

South Korea is also known for its unique and fun-themed cafes and destinations, and Jeju Island doesn’t skimp on its fair share of them. Whether you’re a fan Peanuts or want a unique space to explore, 20-acre Snoopy Garden and Cafe will be your cup of tea. Set in a vast garden, you will see different statues of the characters in various areas – wear a cute OOTD and snap away. There’s no shame in taking photos with cute characters and in nature! After spending hours exploring the garden, cool off and have some snacks at the cafe, which also features Peanuts-themed drinks and food.


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Ticket prices start at KRW 12,000 (PHP 518) for children and KRW 18,000 (PHP 765) for adults. Find more information on the official website.


Osulloc Tea Museum

Location: 15 Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo City, Jeju

Nestled near the Seokwang tea fields, Osulloc Tea Museum is Korea’s first tea museum. Since its opening in 2001, it’s become one of the island’s most popular destinations, which welcomes over 1.5 million people every year. Here, you can learn about Korea’s tea tradition and history. At the Tea Cup Gallery, you’ll find invaluable tea utensils and wares from the Three Kingdoms Period, such as the Joseon Dynasty.


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After viewing the gallery and exploring the museum, head to the Tea Store for pasalubong or have refreshments at the Tea Terrace Cafe.

Entrance to the museum is free. They are open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM. Find more information on the official website.


InnisFree Jeju House

Location: 23 Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do

If you’re a fan of Korean skincare, you’ve probably already used or heard of cult-fave Innisfree’s natural cosmetics, which are made with ingredients from Jeju Island. InnisFree Jeju House is next to a green tea plantation and this huge store showcases the brand’s products, activities you can try such as soap-making, and a cafe.

If you’re coming from the Osulloc Tea Museum, it’s just a stone’s throw away! The Innisfree Jeju House is open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.


Snorkeling and cliff jumping in Hwanguji Coast

There are plenty of white-sand beaches on Jeju Island, but if you’re looking for a fun day out in its cool waters, head to Hwanguji Coast and make sure you try cliff-jumping and snorkeling. The coast is famous for its natural pools that were made from volcanic activity in Jeju – these pools boast crystal-clear waters that both adults and kids will enjoy. Don’t forget to take photos at the cliffs!


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Have you explored Jeju Island before? Share your favorite stops in the comments below!


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When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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