Calling all 12s to prepare themselves for the best week of their life! Make your schoolie trip one to remember by choosing some of the top destinations of 2020. You only graduate from Year 12 once, and before setting off to college, you should grant yourself with one of the many beautiful destinations we have listed out for you. Keep reading and be careful to choose your favorite wisely.
Sunshine of Vanuatu
With Vanuatu being just off the coast of Australia and also well-known for great parties, it’s no wonder that it ranks among the top schoolie destinations. Vanuatu is also known for being the happiest place on Earth. The title is carried on through the locals, who are very friendly and will always greet you with a smile. Vanuatu is also popular for its safety, since there is far less chance of something bad happening to you on such a happy island. If you are a fan of comfort, but like your parties wild, then this is the right place for you.
Traditional Byron Bay fun
For those of you wishing not to travel far, Byron Bay in Oz might be the best choice. The starter pack for spending your schoolie week in Byron Bay consists of preregistering to official events and booking an official resort. After you’ve finished with the officials, all you need to do is relax and enjoy warm, sandy beaches and surfing. The only tricky part of this plan is that Byron Bay gets sold out very fast, so if you still haven’t booked your place, there’s no reason to hesitate any longer. With an abundance of things to do in Byron Bay, you surely won’t be disappointed.
When you think of the ideal island with palm trees, white sand and sea breeze under perfectly blue skies, Fiji is the island that would suit this image just right. Fiji is also the ultimate trip for those of you who enjoy active holidays and adventures, so make sure you check it out. If you are wishing for the ultimate schoolies of 2020, Fiji offers the true taste of freedom each Year 12 student wishes to experience. Endless beaches surrounded only by the mesmerizing blue ocean will surely stick to your memory forever (no photos needed).
Magnificent Gold Coast
This enormous coast is known for being home to the nation’s largest schoolies celebration. It’s estimated that around 50,000 teens swirl around Gold Coast during the three schoolie weeks. Sleeping is not a popular option while you spend your schoolie week on the Gold Coast, but sharing apartments with your mates and endless partying definitely are. Also known as the Surfers Paradise, this Coast is rich with foaming waves for you to ride on. Gold Coast might be a more appealing option to those of you who are 18 or above, since there are not many events for younger schoolies. Even so, it’s still the perfect place if you are hoping to experience the most beautiful sunsets on Earth.
If you are looking for a cheaper, yet more exotic version of Oz, check out what Thailand has to offer for schoolies. Besides being popular due to its safety, it’s also really convenient that every hotel and club is right in the city center. Thai schoolie trips are organized by a trip operator, and you also get a schoolie wristband so you can easily get into all the best parties. For those of you who like to experience a different culture first-hand, don’t miss out on trying Thai food and hanging out with the incredibly friendly locals.
Last, but not the least, the most exclusive schoolies destination. Although Bali wouldn’t be considered luxurious by Western standards, there is definitely a feeling of luxury once you experience Bali’s hotel service. The service is so good that you might not even want to leave your hotel at all. But, if you do, there will be many wonders of nature waiting for you outside. Although Bali has become quite a popular tourist destination during the past few years, it somehow managed to savor its many natural beauties and colorful wildlife which schoolies can enjoy in between partying and getting tanned on the beach.
In the end, whichever destination you choose, just be sure that your closest friends come with. Don’t forget that there is no good party without your crew to enjoy it with.