On the 18th of june 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (Rama V 1868-1910) visited KoTao and left his monogram as evidence on a huge boulder at Jor Por Ror Bay near Sairee Beach.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local divecentres available.
Without doubt, Ko Tao has some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in SE Asia.
From the original bamboo A-Frame bungalows on the beach for 25 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of back packers other wise known as farangs.
Attracted by the beautiful coral reefs surrounding the island, and the quick growth in recreational diving, a number of companies have established divebusinesses on the island, these companies in turn designed exclusive resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite plush. Koh Taois little; 22 square km and half of that too steep to get to.Koh Tao is a amazing islandsouth of thailand.
Kho Tao's climateis during all seasons a perfect for a holiday. Clear days and a refreshing ocean breeze are the norm. The best time for a visit, end of December to the end of March is the perfect holiday islandexperience.