The early 1980's brought to Ko Toa some of the first travellers from Full Moon party on Koh Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the back-packer network was buzzing about the superb newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the stunning crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the inexpensive living, back-packers soon arrived in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then setbacks of several days were regular. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Consequently, as its standing for attractive nature, excellent marine life and wonderful landscapes grew, simple access was obtainable when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of back-packers, being attracted to the island.
In the early days getting to KohTaorequired a treacherous boat journey from the main land or near by islands, 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.
The island of Koh Tao is one of the country's amazing tropical paradise. Blessed with golden beaches and hidden bays, visitors from many different countries come back every year to soak up the amazing Thai culture.
From the first bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 20 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of back packers other wise known as Ferangs.
Koh Tao is a small islandin the gulf of Thailand.
The most popular of the beach, Sairee Beach always have a scattering of sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more hidden bays and beaches.
From the days of being a prison camp, through to its current re-development, Turtle islandhas retained it's charm, though it now caters for everyones needs and budgets.
The very first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to cultivate and harvest the very rich.