Attracted by the outstanding coral reefs surrounding Koh Tao, and the quick growth in recreational diving, a number of companies have started divebusinesses on the island, these companies in turn designed exclusive resortsfor their customers, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite elegant.
In those days getting to Ko Tao required a treacherous boat trip from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weather& seas permitted but the population of the islandcontinued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
On Kohtao visitors can see amazing picture-postcard views of coconut palms , crystal clear bays and beautiful sunsets
Immediately following the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of visitors coming to the island have changed, before it had been a Mecca for back packers, year out students along their way North to Bangkok and beyond.
Suddenly the islandferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, laptops not guitars, and what is this; trainers not flip flops?!, and some had children as well.
Local farmers and fishermen quickly realised that business people from other places were creating their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, quickly started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands. Kohtaois a place of exotic beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday far anyway, kicked back and on the beach or active and fast paced.
Ko Tao's climateis during all seasons beautiful. Clear days and a steady ocean breeze nearly everyday. For the purists, end of December to the end of March is the perfect vacation island weather.