|Koh Taooffers a lot of popular activities one being diving at most of bays.
The very first generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and began to cultivate and harvest the rich) soil and natural resources Ko Tao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see loads of evidence of the huge plantations all over the island.
Local farmers and fishermen saw that business people from other places were building up Ko Tao to accommodate all these new customers and they too without delay initated a businesses to satisfy all the clients demands.
The early 80's brought to KohTao some of the first people from KohPhangan who were searching for something innovative away from the masses and crowds who were going barmy for the full moon parties on Ko Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new island to discover and soon the back packer groups were buzzing about the breathtaking newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the outstanding crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-priced living, back-packers soon arrived in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local fishing boats, and even then hold-ups of several days were regular. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its reputation for dazzling nature, outstanding marine life and remarkable landscapes grew, easier access was obtainable when improved and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of back-packers, being engrossed to the island.
KoTao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
All the prisoners were all pardoned and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and the islandwas a desert islandyet again.
Ko Tao is a place of real beauty and charm, an island, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, lazy and relaxed or active and fast paced.
You can book for a wide range of Bungalow Resortson Koh Taofor differnt type of budget, availible to book in advance here.
KoTao island is situated about 60 km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and it is about 22 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.