|KohTaonow has twenty four hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir made to ensure that even in the dry season there is enough water for all.
The most visited of the bay, Sairee Beach most of the time are crowded with sun worshippers but there's also quieter, more hidden bays and beaches.
Attracted by the striking coral reefs surrounding KoToa, and the expansion in recreational scuba diving, some companies set up a scuba diving shop on the island. These companies in turn developed accommodation for their clients, and over the years a lot of these places changed into a quite plush.Kho Tao is a nice island not far from it's neighbor island Koh Samui.
It has so much to offer but it still hasn't lost what attracted backpackershere in the 1st place, its still a petite piece of paradise for everyone to share and enjoy.
Around 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at that time, requested and received a royal pardon for the islands inmates and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. They were released and conveyed to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the islandwas abandoned once more. This was in the same year that the first settlers started to claim a large portion of terrain on what is nowadays recognized as Sai Ree Beach. These were the two brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Ko Tao by a small boat from the next islandof KoPhangan.
It began with the first coconut and bamboo bungalowson the beach for 30 Thai Baht for a day, to very simple thatched houses, the native island families decided rapidly to this influx of visitors otherwise called Farangs, by adapting .
They were the twin brothers Khun Oh and Khun Ueam who got to Koh Taoby boat from the neighboring island of Kho Phangan, Ko Tao was still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't stop these fortune seekers from staking their claim.