On the other end of the spectrum, we have ‘paradise’, a gorgeous resort that looks to be the pinnacle of luxury.
The place is even called Paradise City in real life — how apt!
Located near South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, the resort is an hour away from Seoul and close to Seungbongdo.
Just like Seungbongdo, it’s quite a hot filming location and has appeared in a number of famous music videos.
K-pop fans might be familiar with the resort as Blackpink’s Rose has vacationed there. Big Bang’s Taeyang and actress Min Hyo-rin even held their wedding reception there!
In the show, when the contestants get to go to ‘paradise’, they always go ham and order an entire feast. And we don’t blame them because the place is home to five gourmet eateries, including Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Imperial Treasure.
With how grand the suites appeared on the show, it’s no surprise that the prices are sky high. As part of the Pool Villa in Paradise package, the most luxurious Grand Deluxe Pool Villa will cost you a cool 12,000,000 won per night.
While most of us definitely can’t afford the suites that the contestants stayed in, there are more affordable options.
According to hotel booking site Expedia, prices as of the time are writing start from $398 per night for a Deluxe Double Room and go all the way up to $709 per night for a Deluxe Suite Double Room.
When the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) flight tickets come back on sale, you may want to book yourself a trip to South Korea to visit these two locations yourself.
This article was first published in AsiaOne.