A enormous variety of fishes and some beautiful coral reefs offer diversunrivalled adventures. Other activities now include kayaking and Mountain Treks.
Attracted by the beautiful coral reefs surrounding Koh Tao, and the growth in sport diving, quite a few companies have established diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn designed exclusive resortsfor their customers, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite elegant.
All the prisoners were all repatriated and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and the island was deserted yet again.
Consequently, as its reputation for gorgeous nature, outstanding marine life and beautiful landscapes got bigger, better access was available when newer constructed were brought in to cope with the large number of backpackers being attracted to the island.
Kohtaoconsists of a amazing paradise infringed with swaying palms and green turquoise waters.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached KohTaoby boat from the neighboring islandof Kho Phangan, Koh Taowas still under protection of the king in those days but it did not prevent those fortune seekers from staking their claim.
The name KoTao means Turtle Island; many say that the name is due to the islands outline which is meant to look like an inverted turtle while others declare it is from the day's when the sea nearby the islandwas full of turtles and the island was their breeding grounds.
The name Koh Taomeans Turtle Island; some say that the name is from the islands shape which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst other people claim its from the days when the water around Ko Tao were rich with turtles and the island was their breeding area.