Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, unique marine life and amazing landscapes grew, easier access was available as soon as newer built were brought in to cope with the large number of backpackersbeing attracted to the island.
It seems strange that such a tourist paradise should have been first constructed as a prison.
On June the 18th 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (Rama 5 1868-1910) visited KoTao and left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay near Sairee Beach.
In the beginning of 1980's brought to KoToa some of the first people from full moon party on KohPhangan. Here they found something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the back-packer groups were energetic about the superb newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the outstanding powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back-packers soon arrived in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local fishing boats, and even then delays of several days were common. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Subsequently, as its name for striking nature, outstanding marine life and wonderful landscapes grew, simple access was obtainable when improved and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
From the original bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of backpackersother wise known as Ferangs.
The island of Kohtaois one of the country's amazing tropical paradise. Blessed with golden beaches and hidden bays, visitors from many different countries come again every year to soak up the unique feeling of the island.Ko Tao is a small island not far from it's neighbor island Koh Samui.