The given name Koh Taomeans Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands outline which is meant to look like an upside down turtle while others declare it's from the days when the sea surrounding the islandwas full of turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.
The Island has to offer a lot of popular activities one being snorkeling at many of beaches.
Engrossed by the outstanding coral reefs around Ko Tao, and the increase in recreational scuba diving, a quantity of companies started a scuba diving shop on the island. These enterprises in turn built accommodation for their clients, and over the years a lot of these resorts have become quite developed places.Kho Tao is a small island south of thailand.
Kho Tao is a small full moon party on Koh Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new islandto explore and soon the back-packer network was vivacious about the fantastic newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the outstanding powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-priced living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were regular. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its reputation for elegant nature, unique marine life and remarkable landscapes grew, easier access was made available when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
They were the twin brothers Khun Oh and Khun Ueam who got to Koh Taoby boat from the next island of Kohpangan, Koh Taowas still under protection of the king in those days but it did not stop those fortune seekers from staking their claim.
The very first generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to cultivate & harvest the rich) soil and natural resources KoTao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see loads of evidence of the large plantations all over the island.