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WE Hotel Wellness Center

WE Hotel Wellness Center
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Drive through a winding tunnel in the forest following the clean energy of Hallasan Mountain. At the end of road, where cherry blossoms come out splendidly in spring, stands We Hotel. As the first “health resort” in Korea, it runs wellness programs with pure water and the power of the forests of Jeju. Of course, water is its pride. Natural volcanic bedrock water is abundant under the ground. Therefore, the hotel can use this quality water generously, not only for drinking but also for shower rooms and pools. The Aqua Meditation Pool operates a hydrotherapy program with natural volcanic bedrock water.

Various kinds of hydrotherapy and forest therapy

Unlike an indoor pool that is especially well-lit, the meditation pool is relatively dark. There is a round dome with soft light and warm air. As the space is designed in the shape of a mother’s womb, the darkness and air feel rather comfortable. The aqua programs run by WE Hotel include “surfing yoga,” “haeam hydro,” “aqua circuit” and “aqua exercise.”

“Haeam hydro” is an aqua acupressure massage that is operated while floating on water with a device. You completely relax on the floating device to stretch and get a massage. As it is easier to move the body smoothly underwater, muscles can relax more effectively. The meditation pool maintains a constant temperature of 34~37℃, which has almost no effect on pulse, blood pressure, and metabolism. The temperature is about the same as amniotic fluid in the womb, which provides psychological stability helpful to solve insomnia or depression.

“Aqua exercise” includes underwater exercises for flexibility, resistance, and muscles. By using sports equipment such as aqua dumbells and hydrotones, the effects can be maximized. Also, participants should exercise under water pressure, so it is more effective not only for strengthening muscles but also for improving the flexibility of joints.

“Surfing yoga” is good to reform the body's shape. After exercising with yoga movements with an aqua sports expert, you go into the water. While you follow the beats on the surface of the water by paddling on a board, it feels like you are dreaming while floating on the water. Unlike general yoga, surfing yoga requires a lot of energy. You must continuously be careful not to lose your balance on the board while stretching every crouched muscle one by one. Such movements, which are easy to do on the ground, require extraordinary efforts underwater. It moves muscles that are not usually used. Athough it is a little difficult, you can feel more and more refreshed in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Another feature of WE Hotel is its beautiful forests.

One is “Dorae forest,” which preserves the beauty of the ancient forests of Jeju, and the other is “Haeam forest,” which is good to have a walk in. Haeam forest has beautiful flowers. “Forest therapy,” a walk along the forest path, is done with a forest commentator. You can listen to many stories about plants in the Jeju forest and learn how ancient people used them. You can reach “Megawati garden” while taking a walk on a forest path and drinking pure water from WE Hotel from a pretty bottle. Have a friendly chat, breathe together, and meditate. Soft music flows from speakers here and there, and birds sing without rest. The comforting warmth of the mysterious forests in Jeju and Mother Nature bring peace to your soul.

Burden-free walking in a healing forest

“Healing Forest,” a program to get one’s health back in the forest, is recommended to experience after having breakfast with a gentle stroll, because trees emit more phytoncide in the morning when there is a lot of wind. This program is particularly good to have a consultation on the right way to walk and physical balance by gait measurement.

INFORMATION

  • +82-64-730-1462
  • 09:00~21:00
  • Reservations are mandatory
  • Haedam hydro KRW 132,000
    Surfing Yoga KRW 132,000
  • Elementary school-aged children and older
  • 453-95, 1100-ro, Seogwipo-city, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
  • www.wehotel.co.kr

The above information is valid as of Dec. 31, 2017

 

Enjoy the arts in the mid-mountain areas of Seogwipo and have a special healing experience at the premium health resort the WE Hotel. After restoring your energy, look around the attractions of Jungmun where you will fall in love with the scenic beauty of Jeju.

[Day 1]Jeju International Airport 47 km, 1 hr by airport bus + 13 min by taxi Bonte Museum 9 km, 11 min by taxi 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots The WE Hotel Wellness Center 6.8 km, 12 min by taxi

[Day 2] Cheonjeyeon Falls 2.2 km, 3 min by bus + 10 min by foot Columnar Joints along Daepo Coast 2.2 km, 2 min by bus + 18 min by foot Yacht Tour Shangri-La

Harmony between Civilization and Nature, Tradition and Contemporary
Bonte Museum

Designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, the façade of Bonte Museum itself—in exquisite harmony with the nature of Jeju—is a superb artwork. Gallery 1 exhibits traditional handicrafts such as tray tables and colorful wrapping clothes while Gallery 2 features artworks of the world’s prominent contemporary artists including Nam June Paik. You should also check out Tadao Ando’s meditation room. Gallery 3 displays Yayoi Kusama’s eye-catching works, and Gallery 4 exhibits rare items that were used in traditional Korean funerals like sangyeo (bier) and kkokdu, sculptural pieces that decorate the sangyeo.
  69, Sallongnam-ro 762beon-gil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-792-8108 / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Adults: KRW 20,000; teenagers: KRW 14,000; children: KRW 12,000 / www.bontemuseum.com

Premium Space to Enjoy a Healthy Rest
The Hotel Wellness Center

The WE Hotel boasts of the highest-quality water therapy facility in Korea that features natural water from volcanic bedrock along with indoor and outdoor pools. The natural bedrock water of the wellness center, available to all hotel rooms as well, is rich in bicarbonate and minerals, such as vanadium, selenium, and magnesium that help remove impurities from the body, relieve fatigue, and improve the skin. Professional therapists assist you with programs held in the Aqua Meditation Pool. Inside the quiet and serene pool, you can relieve your physical tension during an aqua acupressure massage and a surfing yoga. Circulate the aqua circuits (functional pools) to find the one that suits you best and get a healing experience that you have never experienced before. Choices include the Aqua Gym, Water Stone, Dream Bath, and Micro Bubble Aqua. The center also runs Aqua Exercise, which helps strengthen your muscles and flexibility using sports equipment underwater, and swimming classes. The Medical Spa Therapy Center, the first of its kind in Korea, provides skincare as well as spa programs that promote health, such as strengthening the immune and brain functions, as well as relieving pain, and a spa for pregnant women. In the Mind Healing room, you can meditate while listening to the sound of resonating crystal glasses under low illumination, and you can also receive personal training at the fitness center. The Wellness Center and the Medical Spa are available to all visitors, including those who are not hotel guests.
  453-95, 1100-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-730-1200 / www.wehotel.co.kr

A Mysterious Pond Where Seven Nymphs Came to Bathe
Cheonjeyeon Falls

Cheonjeyeon Falls, one of the three major falls of Jeju Island, has a legend which says that seven nymphs come down from heaven to bathe here. Living up to its legend, the falls boasts of crystal-clear water. Cheonjeyeon Falls is comprised of three waterfalls. The first waterfall is normally dry, but it shows its magnificence when it rains. You can take a nice walk along a wooden deck trail.   132, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-760-6331 / 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (variable depending on sunset times) / Adults: KRW 2,500; teenagers/children: KRW 1,350

Feast of Basalt Columns
Columnar Joints along Daepo Coast

Columnar Joints along Daepo Coast is one of the most famous attractions on Jeju Island and a must-see place when visiting Jungmun Resort. Square or hexagonal basalt pillars are spread along the coastal cliff. Numerous square-cut stone pillars are stacked up like stairs to create a magnificent view. You will be amazed by the breathtaking scenery of the white foam of the waves crashing into the black stone pillars.   36-30, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-738-1521 / 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (varies by season) / Adults: KRW 2,000; teenagers/children: KRW 1,000

Luxury Leisure Time at Sea
Yacht Tour Shangri-La

Yacht Tour Shangri-La that sails on the sea of Jungmun Beach is a luxurious healing experience. The yacht, nicknamed as “hotel on the sea,” has everything from a bedroom and a resting area, to a karaoke machine. The yacht tour is divided into a public tour where you travel with other tourists and a private tour where you rent the entire yacht. The public tour takes about one hour during which you can experience sea fishing. They make a raw fish dish with your catch on the spot and provide complimentary wine and snacks.   154-17, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-1544-2988 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. / Public Tour: Adults: KRW 60,000; children: KRW 40,000 (Reservations are required.)

TIP icon Travel Tips

Experience Jeju Olle

If you want to explore every nook and cranny of Jungmun Resort including Jungmun Saekdal Beach and Berinnae Parasitic Cone, the Jeju Olle 8 Course is perfect for you. From the Columnar Joints along Daepo Coast to the entrance of Jungmun Resort is 6.2 km long.

bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Walking Tour of Museums in Jungmun Resort
· Alive Museum> 740 m > Yeomiji Botanic Garden > 180 m > Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum > 90 m > Teddy Bear Museum

· Alive Museum 42, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-805-0888 · Yeomiji Botanic Garden 93, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-735-1100 · Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum 32, Jungmungwangwang-ro 110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-738-3003 · Teddy Bear Museum 31, Jungmungwangwang-ro 110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-738-7600

Recommended Restaurants

· Jungmun Heukdwaeji : black pork / 263, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-738-4577, www.중문맛집.kr

· Cheonjeyeon Tosok Restaurant : stewed beltfish, hot-pot rice with abalone / 45, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-738-3120, www.서귀포맛집.kr

· Jangsu Haejangguk : blood cake hangover soup / 152, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-738-5667

 

Recommended Accommodations

· Benikea Hotel Jeju Crystal : 16, Jungjeong-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-732-8311

· Podo Hotel : 863, Sallongnam-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do / +82-64-792-5200, www.podohotel.co.kr