Most importantly of all, South Korea & Jeju Island is very gay friendly, especially for foreigners. There are plenty of Gay Friendly Hotels Jeju Island.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in South Korea face unique legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT individuals. While male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in South Korea, marriage or other forms of legal partnership are not available to same-sex partners.
Jeju province encompasses the South Korean island of Jeju in the Korea Strait. It’s known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cave like lava tubes. Hallasan Mountain, a dormant volcano, features hiking trails, a crater lake at the 1,950m summit and nearby Gwaneumsa Temple. The Geomunoreum Lava Tube System includes 7 km-long Manjanggul Cave, created centuries ago when Hallasan was still active.
Top attractions to visit in Jeju-do Islands?
Despite the hardships for English tourists that I mentioned above, Jeju Island is a truly special travel experience for those who would like to explore a part of the world not usually explored. It is a wonder of nature!
Day Tours Jeju Island
- Jeju East Course – (Lunch included) Bus Tour, Full-day Tours, Day Trips
- Jeju West Course – (Lunch included) Bus Tour, Full-day Tours, Day Trips
- Jeju South Course – (Lunch included) Bus Tour, Full-day Tours, Day Trips
- UNESCO Small Group Day Tour of Jeju Island – East Course
1. Maison Glad Jeju 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Jeju Island
Located in Shinjeju area, Maison Glad Jeju offers a luxurious retreat in Jeju City. It has a large outdoor swimming pool and other beautiful water features, a sauna and offers elegant accommodation. WiFi is available for free.
The rooms at Maison Glad Jeju are elegant and fitted with fine-quality beddings. They have spacious interiors, a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub and free toiletries. The suites offer great views of Jeju Ocean.
There is a 24-hour front desk that offers luggage storage and currency exchange service. Other facilities are a business centre, ATM machine and barbecue facilities.
MAISON GLAD JEJU is made up of 513 luxury guest rooms, all with spectacular views. With both Western and traditional Korean rooms, we have a style available for every guests’ preferences. Using handpicked ingredients, first class chef provides the best taste of Jeju Island. Samdajeong, first class chef will be working directly with guest and preparing their desired entrees from all areas of the world inclusing high satisfaction.
Azalea, Farm Grill restaurant ‘AZALEA’ serves special local cuisine of Jeju, which have been prepared with Jeju’s black pork, fresh seafood and other ingredients. The smell of pine trees, the greenness of the foliage, the sound of birds chirping, and the winding stream and statuesque pine trees.
Grand hotel near the airport, some distance away from most attraction but provide great dinning and shopping opportunities.Great location, friendly staff, clean and comfortable. Situated in Jeju, Jeju Grand Hotel is close to General Hospital, Halla Arboretum, and Jeju Stadium. Also nearby are Iho Beach and Jeju Loveland
Jeju is a nice South Korean resort island and the Jeju Grand is a good hotel at a decent price. One drawback is that it is located in town and not anywhere near the beach. In the back is a nice park like setting and it advertises itself as a country club. The 16 story property can be reached in one of 3 ways.
The room I had for only one night was on the 15th floor with nice bed, flat screen TV with just two English language channels that did not have much in English on them. The standard room has a fridge and oen free bottle of water. Luckily there are at least two 7-11 convenience stores across the street from the hotel. There are good views of the town and riding the outside rear elevator gives better views of the park behind the hotel.
There is a coffee maker, but no safe. The a/c is well regulated but there is bug spray in the room for the occasional pesky flying insect. The staff is very helpful. You will find a free wifi hotspot in the lobby and there are several Korean language PCs which can be switched to English with one key. Otherwise you can pay for wifi in your room. You can use the business center PC free for the first ten minutes. The room has 220v and 110v ac which means you do not need to bring a voltage converter. The restaurant has expensive menus.
The room was stylish (modern) and very comfortable. The outdoor swimming pool was larger than many hotel pools, but very cold. The buffet breakfast was very extensive, with both Korean and western choices.
The location is very good . Opposite the hotel is the shopping street. 20 min walk away is the Emart. Parking is free in a two story car park next to hotel .
Check In was fast and efficient . The room was roomy with comfortable beds and pillows as well as a two seater sofa . The shower had powerful jets of hot water. Mini- fridge was present and two free bottles of mineral water were given . Wifi was fast.
Staff are friendly and helpful but their English are poor. Maybe only 1 in 4 staff can speak English in a conversational level.
Room was clean and modern with comfy beds. The interior ceiling of the room is a bit weird as all the pipes are visible therefore the room feel more industrial then luxurious.The design of the shower/ bath area is also a major flaw – no matter how careful you take your shower, water will spill out and your bathroom will be flooded each and every single time.
Since the hotel advertised as a 5 star property, you will expect basic grooming amenities but razors are not included in the toiletries and you will have to get one at the mini bar (overpriced of course) for a shave.
How much does a room costs at Maison Glad Jeju?
Prices start 110 $/night for Standard Double Room with breakfast included. The Deluxe Double Room is 127$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room features a minibar, air conditioning and seating area.
Where to book online – Maison Glad Jeju Hotel- Jeju Island Lgbt Hotels – you can find the best hotels deals in Incheon during Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Incheon on Booking.com and Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Lotte Hotel Jeju 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Seogwipo Jeju
Located on Jeju Island, Lotte Hotel features an entertainment complex comprising a casino. Spacious rooms offer a balcony with views of natural surroundings. Free parking is provided.
Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV offering cable channels, a minibar, tea/coffee-making facilities and a safe. Free bottled water, bathrobes and slippers are also included. The room comes with either ocean views or mountain views. .
Lotte Hotel Jeju features an outdoor pool available for free. There are also an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a sauna all available at an additional cost.
LOTTE HOTEL JEJU, located in a perfect spot where the blue sea surrounding the island blends perfectly with the blue sky above, is a leading hotel in South Korea where you can enjoy some heavenly rest and many activities during your trip. In addition to the outdoor spa pool “He:on” open all year round that resembles the warm sea of Jeju.
The hotel grounds are large and attractively laid out. They make for a very pleasant stroll when the weather is nice. The pool was large, heated and interestingly laid out so was a great asset. It was never too busy during my stay it was always possible to find sun loungers.
It was only a relatively short walk down some steps to a very quiet beach.
The service was good. The public areas were very well maintained.
It was a great shame that the restaurants were (in my view) prohibitively expensive. I would have liked to have eaten in the hotel one night but could not justify the extremely high cost.
The grounds are stunning with close proximity to Olle trails and Jungmun Beach. The staff/service is amazing and greet you like you’re an emperor every morning. The Peninsula restaurant in the hotel is delicious for breakfast offering a wide variety of American and Korean foods.
The hotel has a large common area at the 8th level and the entry offers a dramatic view of the lower levels from the foyer. At night, the music from the live singing at the restaurant on the ground floor fills the area with melodic ambiance.
The rooms are good, although more traditional furniture than we like. The restaurants are very pricey though (a feature common throughout our stay in South Korea).
The swimming pool, the windmills, the volcano/dragon show with roars gives somewhat of a ‘Las Vegas’ feel to the property.
There are some attractions that are closer (Teddy Bear Museum, Alive museum, KPop Play, etc) and many that are ‘far’ (in terms of time it takes, although the distances are not much). Although, this is more of a problem on the island, rather than the location of the property.
Suggestions for food if you stay here:
Drive out of the jungmun resort area and turn right at the first opportunity. You’ll pass a bunch of restaurants on the left that are black pork places. We kept driving until we got to a downtown area. There’s a bap burger place to the left (burger with rice bun), a kimbap place to the right that’s open in the mornings, and a couple places with food to the right that’s open in the mornings. Our favorite place was a black pork bbq place where everyone eats outside. To reach it, drive out of the resort and turn left as if you’re going to the airport or Hello Kitty Island. There are two black pork bbq places to the right and you’ll see people sitting outside eating. Those places are awesome.
How much does a room costs at Lotte Hotel Jeju?
Prices start 337 $/night for Deluxe Double Room with Mountain View with breakfast included. The Deluxe Double Room Terrace with Partial Sea View is 398$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This room includes free access to Peninsula Bar & Lounge for 2 adults once during the whole stay.
Where to book online – Lotte Hotel Jeju- Jeju Island Lgbt Hotels – you can find the best hotels deals in Incheon during Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Incheon on Booking.com and Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Sun and Moon Resort 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Seogwipo
Just a 2-minute walk from Sagye Beach, Sun and Moon Resort features a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden. Complimentary WiFi and private parking is available on site.
Boasting ocean views, all rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and a fully equipped kitchen. Each room comes with a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Private bathroom has a shower, a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries. Some rooms include a bath.
Concierge service is available at the resort’s 24-hour front desk. Other facilities available at Sun and Moon Resort are a garden, a café and barbecue facilities. Breakfast services are also possible.
Offering an outdoor pool and spa centre, Sun and Moon Resort is situated in Seogwipo in the Jeju Island Region. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include a private bathroom with a spa bath, while others have slippers and free toiletries. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room.
Beautiful location right across a grassy patch in front of our ground floor room, was a lovely beach with a quaint lighthouse at one end, so incredibly peaceful and restful.
The breakfast at our room was much appreciated given the cold weather. Breakfast includes sandwiches, cakes, cream puff and coffee/juice. It was sufficient.
Our room was clean and the view of the ocean out the window was beautiful. We got to watch surfers and the waves breaking on the ocean! They brought breakfast to our room that was more than adequate. The coffee was excellent. Well just about everything about this place is welcoming and friendly.
The sea shore is just a short walk across a small road in front of the property. And there is a convenience store that is one min drive or about 8-10 mins walk. Plus several restaurants and cafes about 5 mins drive.
Interesting and very clean room with good bed, western style bathroom and a jacuzzi. Weird window fronts where people can look inside when the lights are on and not when there are out. Ground floor rooms have a kind of terrace which first floor rooms have not.
They offer Western style breakfast served in the room, but are open to changes. We asked to get Korean breakfast (rice, vegetables, bulgogi, fish etc.) and to eat in the lobby and it was pretty good.
Interesting and good restaurants and cafés in central Seogwipo. Nice bar 50 meters to the west down the shore street with lots of UK and US beers (bottles).
How much does a room costs at Sun and Moon Resort?
Prices start 110 $/night for Deluxe Double Room with Sea View with breakfast included. The Deluxe Suite with Spa Bath is 142$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room was renovated in November 2019 and is equipped with new beds.
Where to book online – Sun and Moon Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels Jeju Seogwipo – you can find the best hotels deals in Incheon during Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Incheon on Booking.com and Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.