In the beginning of 80's brought to Ko Tao some of the first travellers from KohPhanganwho were seeking for something innovative away from the masses and crowds who were going nuts for the Full Moonparties on KohPhangan. Here they discovered something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the back-packer network was buzzing about the breathtaking newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the outstanding crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the economical living, back packers soon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut 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 . Therefore, as its status for elegant nature, outstanding marine life and wonderful landscapes grew, simple access was made available when improved and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
No doubt, Koh Taohas some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in SE Asia.
Kho Tao has to offer many popular things to do one being snorkeling at many of bays.
The early 80's brought to Ko Tao some of the very first travellers from Koh Panghan who were looking for some thing different away from the crowds & masses who were going nuts for the full moon parties on Koh Panghan.
The very first generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and began to cultivate & harvest the rich) soil and natural resources Koh Taostill being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see plenty of evidence of the huge coconut plantations all over the island.
Throughout the last thirteen years Ko Tao has changed in a number of ways as it developed to become one of the best divedestinations in Thailand, drawing all levels of water lovers and diversalike.
The settlers lives mainly consisted of cultivating coconuts, developing fruit & vegetables and of course nourishing themselves with fishing. In those early days getting to Ko Toa required a dangerous boat journey from nearby islands or the main land, if and when the weather& seas permitted, but the population continued to enlarge little by little all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without a great deal of return.
On Ko Tao visitors can find amazing picture-postcard views of shady palm trees , crystal clear bays and amazing sunsets