Their lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course providing for themselves with fishing.
The most popular of the beach, Sairee Beach most of the time are filled up with sun worshippers but there's also quieter, more hidden bays and beaches.
From the days of being a prison, through to its current development, Turtle island has retained it's charm, though it now caters for everybodys needs and budgets.
A huge variety of fishes and some amazing coral reefs offer divers a unique experience. Other activities now include kite surfing and Jungle Treks.
Kohtaois a natural paradise full of postcard like palms and bright turquoise waters.
Ko Tao's weatheris almost always a perfect for a holiday. Blue-sky days and a refreshing ocean breeze are the norm. The best time for a visit, late December to the end of March is the perfect tropical islandexperience.
During the last 10 odd years the islandhas changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the largest divedestinations in Thailand, bringing all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
This small island was still under Royal Patronage in those days, but it did not thwart these fortune seekers from staking their claim. The very first generation of todays community started to settle when they brought their families to Koh Taoand began to farm and yield the rich earth and natural resources the island had to offer. Notwithstanding it still being under Royal Patronage, pieces of land were claimed, and vacated for coconut plantations. You can still see loads of evidence of the large coconut plantations everywhere on the island.