A recent addition to the South Korean Island of jeju is the JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa in Seogwipo. Perched on a cliffside overlooking the stunning volcanic coastlines of the island, the new resort is a haven designed to let guests focus on being mindful and present, creating experiences that nourish the body and spirit while respecting and celebrating the magnificence of its natural surroundings. The hotel’s 197 rooms designed by Bill Bensley, take their cue from the raw natural beauty of Jeju and its farming and fishing traditions. A grey, black, and white colour palette represents the volcanic landscapes of Jeju, contrasted with the abundant use of yellow, which signifies the mustard flowers that bloom in springtime.
The hotel offers five carefully curated culinary experiences ranging from traditional black pork barbecue to indulgent daily brunches. Light morning walks, morning yoga, Pilates, meditation, or sound healing sessions in spectacular settings of beauty and serenity, empower guests to revitalise their body and mind. For guests to fully experience the culture of the island, a Jeju tea ceremony, traditional wine tastings, and wine art classes are also available. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, the signature Spa by JW offers sauna facilities, and four indoor and outdoor swimming pools fed by the island’s volcanic springs.