In the begeining this small islandwas not inhabited, visited only by fisherman from near by islands when looking for shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Over the last 13 years Ko Tao has changed in many ways as it strived to become one of the major divedestinations in Thailand, drawing all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Without question, Kho Tao has some of most postcard like beaches anywhere in Thailand.
A culture shock to many, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change has taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering different food from all over the globe.
Straight after the horrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of tourist visiting KoTao have changed, before it had been a Mecca for backpackers, year out students along their way Chiang Mai and beyond.
During the last 12 odd years the islandhas changed in many different ways as it developed to become one of the largest diveoperation centres in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
The islandof Ko Tao is one of the country's real tropical gems. Blessed with white beaches and secluded bays, tourists from all over the world come again every year to experience the unforgettable feeling of the island.
They were all repatriated and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Tao was deserted yet again.