Solo Female Travel in Jeju

Jeju Island, commonly known as Jeju, is a beautiful island located in the Korea Strait, just off the southern coast of South Korea. Known as the "Island of the Gods," it boasts a natural landscape of volcanic rock, stunning waterfalls, and dense lush forests. Renowned for its unique volcanic topography and charming coastal aesthetics, Jeju is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Manjanggul Cave, which has one of the longest lava tubes in the world, and the Seongsan Ilchulbong, an extraordinary tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions. Its clean and temperate climate, combined with the distinct traditional culture reflected in its local dialect, cuisines, and folk practices, makes Jeju a beloved holiday destination in Asia.

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Is Jeju good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Jeju is considered very safe for solo female travelers. The crime rate on the island is relatively low compared to other popular tourist destinations. Locals are generally friendly and respectful towards foreigners. The police and local authorities are attentive and skilling in handling any potential safety matters. Well-lit and populated streets in the evenings, along with reliable public transport, further enhance a sense of security. However, as with all travel destinations, it's always important to exercise caution, stay aware of your surroundings, and keep your personal belongings secure.


Jeju is quite easy to navigate even if you're travelling alone. Their public transport, although sometimes infrequent, covers the entire island, allowing travelers to comfortably journey to all key attractions. Navigating the city is largely convenient since the locals are generally friendly and are often willing to assist if requested. An understanding of basic Korean phrases can enhance the experience and aid in smoother travels. However, the island's topography can be challenging, particularly if you're inclined towards hiking or wanting to explore the more remote features. Hence, a 4 is given.
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Things to do:Interesting

Jeju Island in South Korea is filled with a wealth of various activities and sceneries to explore. It boasts beautiful natural wonders such as Hallasan Mountain, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, and Manjanggul Cave that provides exciting hiking and sightseeing opportunities. For culture enthusiasts, the Jeju Folk Village offers immersive insights into the island's traditional lifestyles. Food lovers can delight their taste buds with fresh seafood and Jeju's signature tangerines. Due to its diversified beauty and attractions, Jeju keeps its visitors entertained during their stay.

Food:Above average

Jeju offers a commendable variety of cuisine that ranges from traditional Korean dishes to fresh seafood. Unique local delicacies such as black pork barbecue and Jeju's famous mandarin oranges can be found in abundance. The island's abundant seafood and unique local ingredients make the gastronomic exploration an experience in itself. However, for those preferring more international cuisine options, the choice might be slightly limited.


Jeju can be moderately budget-friendly, depending on the activities you choose to do. Accommodation options range from budget guesthouses to splurge-worthy resorts. Dining can be affordable if sticking to local street food or markets, but can increase rapidly if opting for fine dining options. Attractions like the lava tubes and hiking Mount Hallasan are free, but others like themed museums or parks can add to costs. Transportation costs can add up if not careful, as public transport isn't as frequent and taxis can be pricey.

Is Jeju worth visiting?

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3.7 /5

based on 3 experiences

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Caro (24)


Couple travel experience

Even tho Jeju is super hot during August it is wonderful, colorful and absolutely beautiful. A must visit, especially if you or your friend/partner have a legal driving licence in korea, visit the Udo Island. We drove there with a boat, the island is very small and you can rent little cars for one day, drive around the island, drink some smoothies or go swimming.

Posted: November 26, 2023Experienced: July, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I went with two other friends and had a great time. I think its necessary to rent a car as all the attractions are pretty far apart. The buses are also not so frequent. I stayed in an airbnb at jeju city and loved it. However, most attractions are nearer to seogwipo city so i recommend that you stay near there instead. I also think good weather is extremely important to enjoy Jeju as almost everything is outdoors. The winds here are also very strong. I was lucky that only 1 of 4 days were rainy. On the rainy day it wasn’t fun as the winds were very strong and it was cold. The other days were great. I highly recommend Sunrise cliff (even if you’re not going in sunrise), udo island, sangbangsan mountain and Dongmun market (shopping).

Posted: May 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

Jeju Island is easily accessible from the continent. You can admire truly beautiful landscapes on Mount Hallasan and unique beaches. If you eat meat, the island is known for black pork BBQ, and on the main island, right next to the open market, there is a whole street dedicated to this dish. If you're a vegetarian, there are also famous oranges that you can eat instead! There are also many tourist attractions available on the island, such as the Kpop museum and a huge park with a labyrinth. There are also various caves on the island.

Posted: July 16, 2022
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