International borders have opened, but with COVID-19 still in the present, many are seeking ways to travel safely away from the crowd. If you are one of the health-conscious bunch, we recommend a trip to Gangwon-do! The nature’s peaceful beauty in Gangwon-do made the province a haven for diverse wellness programs that soothe both the body and mind, such as yoga, meditation, hot springs, and Pilates. Among the many activities, here are the top three wellness attractions that represent Gangwon-do, each found in the mountains, the valleys, and the sea!
Donghae Mureung Health Forest is situated in Mureungyegok Valley, a designated scenic point. It was founded to promote nature-friendly wellness and illness prevention. In addition to diverse programs like heat therapy and Cha Hun meditation that help boost immunity, stress relief programs are also offered at the theme experience center to help ease everyday stress. The lodging facility is made with eco-friendly materials such as red clay, white sercite minerals, and cypress. Program participants are offered healthy meals made using organic ingredients.
Donghae Mureung Health Forest
Donghae Boyang Hot-Spring Convention Hotel is a premium wellness hotel that represents the city of Donghae. The hotel has ocean-view guestrooms along with a variety of amenities such as a seawater hot spring and indoor seawater pool. The hotel’s seawater spa facility includes an open bath with sauna rooms and therapy bade pools and is designated as the country’s fourth National Health Hot Spring. The indoor pool offers aqua fitness programs for adults and has a kiddie pool for children as well. The guestrooms are designed in a suite-style room, consisting of a bedroom, living room, and kitchenette. Visitors can easily get to Mangsang Beach on foot by crossing the suspension bridge in front of the hotel’s main entrance.
Donghae Boyang Hot-Spring Convention Hotel
Park Roche Resort and Wellness is a classy wellness resort that opened at the area where the Alpine skiing games were held during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. The resort focuses on providing comfortable guestrooms nestled within beautiful natural scenery to ensure quality sleep and diverse wellness programs. In-house guests can freely enjoy yoga, meditation, Pilates, foam roller therapy, and other programs offered by the resort. Other amenities include a dining venue that serves nutritious meals made with local ingredients, a guest lounge where one can enjoy music and reading, and indoor and outdoor spa facilities, such as a Jacuzzi overlooking Gangwon-do’s beautiful nature scenery.
Park Roche Resort and Wellness
* This column was last updated in May 2022, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.