These were the twin brothers Khun Oh & Khun Ueam who got to KohTaoby boat from the neighboring islandof Kohphangan, KoTao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it did not prevent those fortune seekers from staking their claim. Koh Taois a amazing paradise full of coconut palms and bright turquoise waters.
Departures & arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common practice, so back to the hammock and a world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
The 1st generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and started to cultivate and harvest the rich) soil and natural resources KoTao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You will still see plenty of evidence of the huge coconut plantations all over the island.
Kho Tao has unnumbered natural remote beaches and coves.
Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately the islandhas maintained its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
In the beginning of 80's brought to Koh Taosome of the first travellers from KoPhangan who were seeking for something innovative away from the masses and crowds who were going barmy for the full moonparties on KoPhangan. Here they discovered something more than just a new islandto explore and soon the back-packer groups were buzzing about the superb newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the outstanding crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-cost living, back packers soon arrived in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its status for elegant nature, extraordinary marine life and amazing landscapes grew, simple access was made available when improved and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of visitors, being engrossed to the island.
Without question, Kho Tao has some of the best beaches anywhere in SE Asia.