Schoolies Thailand

thailand-schooliesGone are the days of celebrating Schoolies in Australia – the real way to do it is head overseas to some of the most exotic party and seaside destinations, such as Thailand. Schoolies in Thailand has become a very popular alternative to the parties in Australia. Located in a safe setting on an island, where the food and drinks are much cheaper than Oz and the nights are bigger and better. Also, the locals are extremely friendly and welcome Schoolies back year after year.

With a Schoolies package to Thailand you get international flights, transport, accommodation, Schoolies activities and a one hour incredible Thai massage is included in the price. Sure Thing Schoolies packages ensure safety and fun at the same time. We take the stress out of the organising so all you need to do is grab your mates, lock it in and count down until school is finished.

thailand-schoolies-2Things to do at Schoolies Thailand:

  • Enjoy a day out on a speedboat exploring the surrounding bays.
  • Visit the Koh Samui waterfalls on a day trip.
  • Marvel at the Big Buddha on a day trip.
  • Enjoy the many watersport options at the resort.


Schoolies Events in Thailand:

The Sure Thing Schoolies wristband gets you access into the nightly parties at the Schoolies resort including fire shows and live music. Schoolies also get access to local nightclubs, which is a great experience. Thailand knows how to party so be ready to live it up!

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 2024
Week One: 23 Nov – 30 Nov 2024

Schoolies 2025
Week One: 22 Nov – 29 Nov 2025

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.

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:

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 14 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.

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 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.

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 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!

These are the House Rules for this event: Download House Rules