|Ko Tao is a small island near Chumphon.
Unlike a few years ago, you can get today everything from low-cost simple wooden huts with thatched roofs to stylish expensive villas with a private swimming pool and facilities.
The first settlers lives consisted mainly of picking coconuts, growing friut and vegetables and of course sustaining themselves by fishing.
Around 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at that time, requested and received a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. They were released and conveyed to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the island was discarded once more. This was the same year that the first settlers laid claim to a large segment of terrain on what is at this time known as Sai Ree Beach. These were the two brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who came to Ko Tao by a small boat from the next island of KoPhangan.
Kho Tao is an islandof natural beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday away from stress, kicked back and relaxed or active and fast paced.
Ko Tao is a amazing paradise infringed with postcard like palms and green turquoise waters.
Ko Tao's climateis during all seasons beautiful. Clear days and a nice sea breeze are the norm. The best time for a visit, end of December to the end of March is the ideal holiday islandweather.