Useful Information about Cheju Island and The Shilla Cheju

Cheju Island is located about 60 miles(100km) off the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula which is about 280 miles(451km) from Seoul - the capital city of South Korea.

Cheju Island has a subtropical maritime climate. It has four distinct seasons and an average yearly temperature of 16. In summer, June through August, the temperature ranges between 22°C and 26°C, while in winter, December through February, the temperature drops between 5°C and 7°C. During the spring, it remains the most comfortable temperature of 16°C

Bank business hours are from 9:30am to 4:30pm on weekday and from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday. Major department stores are open from 10:30am to 7:30pm, including Sundays, Smaller shops tend to be open from early morning until late seven days a week.

A value-added tax(VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. At hotels, a 10% VAT plus a 10% service and 2% tourism contribution charge is applied to rooms. For the meals and other services, 10% VAT plus a 10% service charge is applied to the bill.

AC outlets use a 2-round-pin plug configuration and provide 220 volts at 60 Hz. 110 may be available in hotel rooms but is not available in meeting rooms.

Local calls by pay phone cost 50 Won for 3 minutes. Coin-type pay phones take 10, 50 and 100 coins. Some public phones also accept major credit cards. Card telephones can be used to make international calls as well as local and long distance calls. Phone cards come in 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 units and are on sale in shops in the hotel. To make an international call, first dial the international dialing code (001 or 002), then the country code, area code and individual number. International calls can also be made through the operator by dialing 0077.

By far the easiest way to visit Cheju Island is by air. Regular service by Korean Air and Asiana Airlines connect Cheju Island with the mainland airports, and international flights connect Cheju with Seoul Korea, and with Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Nagoya of Japan and Hong Kong also Beijing and Shanghai of China.

Limousine buses operated by Cheju International airport run between the airport and hotels in Chumgmun resort complex in 15 minutes interval. The Bus fare is 3,300 and it takes about 50 minutes from the Airport to The Shilla Cheju. Bus station is at the left entrance of the main floor as you walk out. There is a number on the bus "600"

Taxi in Cheju island is safe and easy to get. There will be a line of taxi right in front of airport terminal as you get off. The fare to get to our hotel is about 30,000 Won. It takes about 40-50 minutes.

The Shilla Cheju is a 21-acre lush, landscaped resort property in the Chungmun Resort Complex of Cheju Island. By car, The Shilla Cheju is 50 minutes from Cheju International Airport and 20 minutes west of Seogwipo city.

Chungmun Golf Club is located withing walkin g distance from The Shilla Cheju. Chungmun Golf Club has the longest golf course in Korea, stretching along the coast between the ocean and the mountain. The cost are as below (in Won):
Green Fees 108,000(Weekdays), 128,000(Weekends)
Caddie Tip 60,000 (For two bags)
Equipment Rental Full Set Clubs 25,000, Shoes 5,000

Fishing at Cheju Island are enjoyed by travelers, boat fishing and by the rocks. About 220 kinds of fish are being caught around Cheju Island. With an abundance of high class game fish almost everywhere, the mild temperature and cobalt-blue seas offer conditions for the great amount of enjoyment to the serious sports-fishermen as well as novice fishers.

Hunting season opens the first of November each year and runs through the end of the following February except in the restricted areas. However, private hunting ground offers hunting all year around. "Daeyoo Shooting Range" near to The Shilla Cheju offers hunting and practice shooting through the year.

Cheju Island offers many attractions to see, such as Folk Villages, Water Falls, Caves, Punsai Park, and more.