South Korea is becoming a popular destination for travelers from around the world. While North Korea remains a questionable destination for any traveler due to its repressive regime and its overall dislike of the West however, as oppressive as North Korea is, it’s much more welcoming southern half is just that, welcoming.
The number of travelers is on the rise as 2011 saw 9.8 million travelers, up over 11% from the year before. While Seoul is by far the most popular destination for travel in South Korea however, a much smaller and different kind of destination is making the news in recent months. Welcome to the Sun Cruise Resort.
For those who have ever thought about taking a cruise but wondered if the experience is right for them, this unique resort is the perfect compromise. Located on the ocean, this “cruise ship” is actually a resort designed to look like a cruise ship and perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Meant to look like a cruise ship which has run aground, the resort, located near to Jeongdongjin city, is known for its views and its unusual appearance. A luxury resort, it features 211 finely appointed rooms and apartments, 6 restaurants serving a number of types of cuisine, a variety of sports facilities and a nearby park located adjacent to the hotel.
Hotel rooms look much like a room that you would find on a ship and all feature windows to the outside for the standard rooms while suites and luxury accommodations feature massive picture windows of the sea. As for facilities onboard, shopping, a convenience store, indoor gym, golf range, a number of restaurants and even a sea water pool offer visitors ample recreational options as well.
Rooms often come with a 50% off coupon for the resorts most luxury experience, a Yacht tour offered by the Sun Cruise Yachts. Stylish catamarans ranging in size from the 420 Power Yacht to the 500 Luxury Sailing Yacht featuring 4 cabins and tanning net bed.
A truly unique experience, this represents just one of a hundred reasons to visit this beautiful and creative country.
As with all destinations outside the U.S., be sure you get to know what to expect and what is expected of you when you travel to South Korea. From vaccines to passport information to customs, spend some time learning before you go and ensure that your travels are both safe and enjoyable.
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