Attracted by the striking coral reefs around Ko Toa, and the increase in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies set up a diving businesses on the island. These enterprises in turn developed accommodationfor their clients, and after a while many of these places transformed into quite luxurious.
Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common practice, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
Ko Tao is in the middle of a tropical paradise with a lot of coconut palms and green turquoise waters.
From the original bamboo A-Frame bungalows on the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of back packers other wise known as Ferangs.
No doubt, Ko Tao has some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in SE Asia.
This was at the same time that the first settlers laid claim to a big part of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.
Koh Tao's climateis during all seasons a perfect for a holiday. Blue-sky days and a refreshing ocean breeze are the norm. For the purists, end of December to the end of March is the best tropical islandweather.
The islandnow has twenty four hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to ensure that even in the dry season there is enough water for all.