|Koh Taoconsists of a amazing paradise infringed with postcard like palms and green turquoise waters.
Attracted by the wonderful coral reefs surrounding KoTao, and the quick growth in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies have set up divebusinesses on the island, these companies in turn developed resortsfor their customers, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite elegant.
In the beginning of 80's brought to KoToa some of the very first visitors from KohPhangan who were looking for something innovative away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the full moon party on KohPhangan. Here they found something more than just a new island to discover and soon the back-packer network was buzzing about the superb newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the striking powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back-packers soon came in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local fishing boats, and even then delays of several days were frequent. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its name for stunning nature, outstanding marine life and mind-blowing landscapes grew, easier access was offered when improved and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of visitors, being attracted to the island.
In the early days getting to KohTao required a treacherous boat trip from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weather & seas permitted but the population continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
Arrivals & 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.
Over the last twelve years Ko Toa has transformed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the major divedestinations in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, requested and got a royal pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by The King of Thailand. Koh Taois petite; 20 square km and fifty percent of that too steep to get to.