And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local divecentres available.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Ko Tao is about to become in the last years to a diversfavorite destination in Thailand.
Koh Tao's weather is almost always a perfect for a holiday. Nice weather days and a nice sea breeze are the norm. For the purists, late December to late of March is the perfect vacation island experience.
These days, you can find everything from basic simple bamboo bungalows with thatched roofs to elegant up-market villas with their own exclusive swimming pool.
In the late 1990's KohTao's first, and until recently, only road was laid, it runs South to North from the far side of Sairee beach to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is being developed towards Tanote Bay, and once completed it will open up the far side of the island for better development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
No question, Kho Tao has some of most postcard like beaches anywhere in the country.
The first settlers lives consisted of collecting coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and providing for by fishing.
At first this petite islandhad no one living on it, visited only by local fishermen from near by islands when looking for shelter during thunder storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.