The very first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and began to cultivate and harvest the on offer.
On Ko Tao you can find typical picture-postcard views of shady palm trees , bright blue water and breathtaking sunrises
The early 1980's brought to Ko Tao some of the first travellers from Ko Phangan who were looking for something new away from the masses and crowds who were going barmy for the Full Moon party on KoPhangan. Here they discovered something more than just a new island to explore and soon the back-packer groups were buzzing about the wonderful newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the outstanding pure white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackers soon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local fishing boats, and even then setbacks of several days were frequent. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Therefore, as its name for beautiful nature, extraordinary marine life and astonishing landscapes grew, simple access was made available when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of back packers, being engrossed to the island.
The prisoners were all pardoned and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and KoTao was deserted yet again.
The early 80's brought to KoTao some of the very first back packers from Kho Phangan who were looking for something new away from the masses and crowds who were going mad for the full moonparties on Kohpangan.
Local farmers and fishermen saw that business people from outside Thailand were building up their islandto accommodate all these new clients and they too without delay initated a businesses to fulfil all the visitors demands.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Ko Tao has naturally become in the last years to a diverstop destination in South Thailand.
Their lives mainly consisted of picking coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course providing for through fishing.