It has so much to offer but hasn't lost what attracted travellers here in the 1st place, it is still a petite piece of tropical paradise for everyone to share and enjoy.
The settlers lives consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and of course nourishing themselves with fishing. In those days getting to Koh Taorequired a dangerous boat ride from the nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the weatherand seas permitted, but the inhabitants continued to multiply little by little all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without much return.
It seems strange that such a tourist tropical paradise should have been first setup as a prison.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local dive shops available.
While visting Kho Tao you can find typical picture-postcard views of shady palm trees , bright blue bays and amazing mountain views
Not like a few years ago, guests can get now everything from low-priced plain wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to elegant expensive villas with a private facilities and swimming pool.
The name Ko Tao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands shape which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst others maintain its from the days when the water around KoTao were rich with turtles and Koh Taowas their main breeding ground.
Departures and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.