Jeju’s Olle Resort with a luxurious outdoor swimming pool.
Opening in 2006, this accommodation was the first pool-villa style construction on the island.
Some of the rooms have their own swimming pool for your own personal privacy and relaxation.
Of course there are rooms without this, but expect to pay a little more than usual for the pleasure of having a pool at the end of your toes.
Located on the coastal road in Aewol-eup, Shinoem-ri, Olle Resort isn’t too far from the airport.
You know tourists visiting Jeju always like to have a good base camp for their travel because of course they want to reduce their island travel time.
However the tourist attractions here are quite spread out meaning it doesn’t really matter where you stay. In the morning you’re going to need to get in your car and drive around to get to where you want to go.
So on Jeju it is more important to make an area plan for the day. Cover one area and the attractions there before retreating to your base camp at the end.
If you stay in the westerly-located Olle Resort it is still more than possible to visit the easterly-located Seongsan Ilchubong and Seopjikoji.
Then if you stay in Seongsan it is still more than possible to head down to Songaksan on the south-west tip of the island.
Even if you don’t make it to Hallasan, Udo, or Marado, it will still take you days to see everything.
So if you’re on a tight time schedule make a plan for what you want to see first and then book your accommodation.
But in the real world I guess it doesn’t work as smoothly as that. While travelling accommodation should be comfortable and wherever you travel the most comfortable place is the best place.
Well next to the big windows filling the walls at the Olle Resort is your very own personal Jacuzzi. A perfect place for releasing your body’s fatigue.
The whirlpool bathtub teases out your tiredness with a spa therapy effect.
I’m not sure if the furniture was the same in every room, but mine included a fine wooden decor with colored table and chairs, linen curtains and cushions all bathed in a warm light.
In the kitchen area the comfortable ambiance continued with a black-reddish sink, wooden shelves and walls.
There is also a restaurant called Go Pang which sounds something a-kin to “hungry” in the Korean language.
Take a peek at some galleries and pottery art too.
This is Jeju’s little pony.
Here we see children being punished for a bad deed.
Olle Resort also has a claim to fame as being a location for the filming of The Housemaid starring Jeon Do-yeon and Lee Jung-jae.
The 2010 remake of the classic 1960 film competed for the Palm d’Or at Cannes.
Its swimming pool scene is here.
The outdoor pool finds more fame as a location for modelling shoots. Many guests love to take photographs.
Other facilities include a barbecue section with a chance to try the island’s famed black pig and sausage.
Spa treatment under the name of Jeju’s dialect for ocean, barut, is possible.
Leaving the Olle Resort behind and stepping out on the road brings you to one of the island’s most prized stretch of coastal road.
Address: 33, Buryongsu-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si
Web Site: http://www.jejuolle.co.kr/
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