Schoolies at Thailand

thailand-schooliesThere was a time when Schoolies week Down Under meant the Gold Coast. Then other tourist spots around Australia jumped on board the Schoolies week bandwagon. Now that bandwagon has grown wings and Schoolies is also an international event. Aussie teens – you must be at least 16 – can celebrate and party in beautiful Thailand. It’s unbelievable.

What’s the Goss?

thailand-schoolies-2The accommodation is on an island in Thailand said to be the safest in the country. Food and drink is usually cheaper than in Oz. There is no curfew for those who want to party into the night. Alcohol is available and sensible consumption is always recommended. The locals are extremely friendly and welcome tourists and Schoolies back every year.

When you book with Sure Thing you get a heap of benefits.

  • Your hotel is the centre of the action
  • There’s no need to travel to parties and events
  • Your unique wristband is your key to Schoolies events
  • Your booking is safe and your entry guaranteed
  • Going with the experienced and trusted operator leaves you free to relax and party

thailand-schoolies-3There are many reasons why Schoolies are now venturing overseas for their end of school celebrations. There are some magnificent cultural experiences in Thailand. The climate is great, the accommodation and eateries are awesome and the beaches superb.

Travel time is relatively short and you can arrive, check-in and be on the beach in a few hours. With no curfew you can be enjoying the freedom and fun times available on this special island.

But do yourself a favour. Leave the arrangements to the pros. Sure Thing have been running awesome Schoolies packages for ages. They know how to allow you to have a seriously epic time. Let them do the heavy lifting while you sort out which gig you’re going to tonight.

All employees at Sure Thing Schoolies are Fully Accredited and Qualified.
Schoolies in Thailand: Details and Packages now available

Full Schoolies Packages starting $1,995 per person including Flights from Australia, Luggage, Schoolies Airport Transfers, Schoolies Accommodation, Schoolies WiFi, Official Schoolies Singlet, One Hour Thai Massage, Hosted Schoolies Parties and Events every night, no additional taxes and no bond required

Koh Samui is the location of the Official Schoolies in Thailand. With just one flight transit, the travel time is approximately 12 hours.
Thailand Schoolies map

Schoolies 2017
Week One: 25 Nov – 2 Dec 2017

Schoolies 2018
Week One: 24 Nov – 1 Dec 2018

Schoolies aged 16 to 18 who are completing year 12 on the year of travel may attend. If you have left school early (eg Year 10) for work or TAFE and you are in this age group then you may also attend. The Schoolies accommodation, parties and activities are accessible to all Schoolies 18+ as well as under 18.

The great thing about Schoolies in Thailand is that Schoolies who are under 18 don’t miss out on anything! The Official Schoolies parties and events are at the Schoolies Resort as well as some local nightlife venues. Having the Sure Thing Schoolies wristband means that no one misses out.

Schoolies Accommodation

Package must be booked through Sure Thing Schoolies

Name: Ark Beach Bar & Resort
Address: Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui Island, Thailand
Website: www.ark-bar.com

Ark Bar Beach Resort is a Trip Advisor multi award winning resort
Ark Bar Garden Beach Resort Restaurant Certificate of Excellence

Proximity
Beach: 0m (Beachfront Resort)
Town: 0m (In the centre of town)

Rooming
2 to 3 people per room.
Larger groups can have more than 1 room in close proximity.
You will not have to share your room with other people you do not know. Each group gets private rooming.

Bedding
Single bed and Double bed combinations can be requested.

Flying with Qantas or Singapore Airlines. Transiting in Bangkok or Singapore for Koh Samui as the final destination.

Schoolies transfers are included in the Schoolies packages for transport between the airport and the Schoolies accommodation. Estimated journey time is 15 minutes.

Every night. The Schoolies wristband gets you access to Schoolies parties. Parties are held on-site at the Schoolies accommodation as well as the local nightlife.

Free for Schoolies at Hotel

  • 3 Swimming pools
  • Beach club
  • Live music
  • Fire shows

Premium Activities

(Costs involved)

  • Elephant Riding
  • Tiger Zoo
  • Full Moon Party
  • Koh Samui Waterfalls
  • Fishermans Village
  • Big Buddha Tour
  • Samui Football Golf
  • Samui Zoo
  • Muay Thai Boxing Championships
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Jet Skis
  • Speedboats
For Schoolies images click: www.thailandschoolies.com.au/gallery

Official Thailand Schoolies Video

Several measures are in place to make it as safe as possible for Schoolies. Sure Thing Schoolies has a 100% Safety record in all 11 years that it has been running Schoolies events. The locals at Koh Samui are friendly and Koh Samui Island is considered to be one of the safest tourist areas in Thailand. Koh Samui is a great destination for Schoolies that is increasingly popular with Australians. 24 hour security is on-site for extra peace of mind.

  • Flights between Australia and Koh Samui
  • 20 kg check-in luggage on flight included
  • Transfers between Airport and Schoolies Resort
  • 7 Nights Accommodation at the Schoolies Resort
  • One Hour Massage
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Schoolies Singlet
  • Hosted Parties every night

Package Prices include flights from your departure city to Koh Samui and back
All package prices are PER PERSON and in $AUD. No extra to pay in Taxes.

SCHOOLIES PACKAGES Per Person
Sydney Departure $1,995
Brisbane Departure $1,995
Melbourne Departure $1,995
Perth Departure $1,995

Deposit: $200 per person at time of booking
Instalment: $400 per person on 1st of August of year of travel
Balance: Remaining amount due on 1st of September of year of travel
Bond: $0 (no bond)

Stage 1
Upon payment of deposit, group members must register on an online form:

  • Full name as per I.D. or passport
  • Mobile number
  • Personal email address

Stage 2
On 10th of August of the year of travel, group members must register on an online form:

  • Address
  • Home Number
  • Date of Birth
  • High School Name and Suburb
  • Portrait photo

Travel Documents including flight E-Tickets and Check-in vouchers are sent by email approximately 28 days before departure.

Travel Insurance is mandatory. Travel insurance can be purchased separately and details can be submitted to Sure Thing Schoolies, or simply add the travel insurance we have available for Schoolies to your Schoolies package for $76 per person for a 1 week trip. Travel insurance documentation and payment will have to be finalised and confirmed before it applies. Contact schoolies@surething.com.au for Schoolies travel insurance details.

Payments are non-refundable. Changes are allowed in certain circumstances, see terms and conditions for details

Yes. We understand that you want Freedom at Schoolies rather than having to stay at the hotel for the whole week. The Sure Thing Schoolies packages give you the freedom to explore the beautiful island and experience the culture. You can go shopping, do tours and activities as you wish.

Yes, Sure Thing Schoolies Packages include your flights as well as the Schoolies transport between the airport and the resort (in both directions)

No. You don’t have this restriction at Sure Thing Schoolies accommodation

Yes. This is the Main Schoolies Event in Thailand and is the centre of the action in Thailand.

In addition to speaking Thai, most people in Thailand speak English reasonably well, especially those who are linked with the tourism industry (eg. hotel staff, taxis, shop staff). Schoolies have no issues with communication in Thailand.

No. When you are shopping or purchasing things in Thailand you will find that the prices are generally lower than what they would be in Australia.

If you like, this is entirely optional.

Enjoy the amazing food available in Koh Samui. The food includes all the normal stuff you would expect (remember that Australians are one of the main visitors to Thailand!) It would include things like Pizza, Chicken, Steak, Pasta, Fish and Chips, Wedges, Seafood, Burgers, Fresh Fruit. Basically all the things you would be used to in Australia. In addition, there is the local Thai food available, Italian food and other European food. There’s even a 24 hours McDonalds right next to the Schoolies resort if you can’t resist the temptation.

Yes. There are so many food outlets available that you are very likely to find multiple options for your dietary requirements.

You don’t need a passport to make a booking, but you will need one before you travel. You get them at the Post Office. It’s a good idea not to wait too long after making a booking to start organising your passport. Try not to leave it any later than 2 months before you travel.

No, you don’t need a visa to get into Thailandfor your week of Schoolies if you have an Australian Passport.

Yes. Activate Global Roaming. This needs to be done before you leave Australia. Generally speaking, those on post-paid mobile plans can call customer service at their Telco and activate global roaming so that it works overseas. It’s a good idea to make sure at least one person in your group has a mobile phone that will work. Alternatively, bring an unlocked mobile phone with you and get a local sim card in Thailand on arrival at the airport for around $5. The phone that you bring will need to be unlocked (not locked to an Australian network) if you intend to use it for a Thai sim card. To unlock your phone from your Australian Network contact your phone company for instructions. If parents/friends need to contact you but can’t get through via mobile, the phone number of the resort where you will be staying is (0011) 6677 96133 Ark Beach Bar & Resort, Koh Samui.

Yes. The electricity supplies the same voltage output. This is quite easy. You will just need a universal adaptor to be able to plug in your electrical items. You can get these from most convenience stores, online, or at the airport when you’re departing Australia, they are usually under $20. It’s also a good idea to bring a power board in addition to the adaptor (so that you can plug in multiple items at once if necessary)

Thailand is 2 hours behind Queensland time (UTC +7)

Koh Samui is a relatively safe place to visit in this regard, however, precautions are wise. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions.

This is the highest level of accreditation available to Australian Travel Agents and Tour Operators. Only the best of the best have this qualification. Sure Thing Schoolies is honoured to have ATAS accreditation. Sure Thing is the only Schoolies company that is ATAS accredited – ensuring you reliability, credibility, professionalism and an absolutely awesome Schoolies week.

The local currency in Thailand is called Baht. Although this varies, you can currently get 25 Thai Baht with $1 Australian. You can exchange your money whilst still in Australia or at the airport when you arrive in Thailand, however, you can also exchange money at the local money exchange shops within walking distance of the Schoolies resort. If you have an ATM card, some of them work in the ATMs in Thailand and will give you the local Thai Currency. Almost all Australian ATM cards work if they have “Cirrus” or “Maestro” written on them.

Koh Samui is a naturally vibrant place and an awesome venue for Schoolies to celebrate. Get set for the best week of your life.

Just like the hottest concert tickets… The schoolies hotel rooms get snapped up nice and early, the earlier you book, the better it is for you. To get things rolling, contact schoolies@surething.com.au and let them know how many people are in your group. From there, they will send you an itinerary of the best available hotel and will give you details on how you can make it yours!

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