On the 18th of june 1899, the then king of Thailand King Chulalongkorn visited Koh Taoand left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach.
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Ko Tao islandis located approximately 60 km east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 21 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
In the early days getting to Koh Tao required a treacherous boat journey from the main land or near by islands, if and when the weather & seas permitted but the population of the island continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
Kohtao has to offer many popular activities one being diving at many of Kho Tao beaches.
Kho Tao is an islandof real beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday far anyway, kicked back and relaxed or active and fast paced.
The name Ko Tao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is from the islands shape which is meant to look like an inverted down turtle whilst other people say its from the days when the sea surrounding Ko Tao were rich with turtles and Koh Taowas their breeding area.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local diveshops available.
KoToa is a little island, only 21 square kilometres with all but half of that too rough to access. At first the islandwas not populated, visited only by fisherman from nearby islands when in search of protection during heavy storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies. It seems out of the ordinary that such a tourist paradise should have been formerly earmarked as a penal island. Strange, but true. From 1933 until 1947 the island housed political prisoners. Being nearly 70 kilometers from the mainland meant it was comparatively escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. Ko Tao is surrounded by a lot of Black Tip ans Whale sharks as well.