Now a days, you can find everything from cheap simple wooden huts with palm leaf roofs to elegant up-market villas with their very own exclusive swimming pool.
In the late 1990's the islands very first, and until recently, only road was constructed, the road runs South to North from the far side of Sairee to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is under construction towards Tanote Bay, and once completed it will open up the far side of the islandfor greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
Their lives mainly consisted of cultivating coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and of course nourishing themselves through fishing. In those early days reaching Ko Toa was a treacherous boat trip from the nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted, but the inhabitants continued to multiply progressively all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without a great deal of return.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local dive shops available.
Here they found something more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpacker network was buzzing about the exiting newly found tropical island paradise of Koh Tao.
Captivated by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Ko Tao changed in the recent a diversfavorite destination in SE Asia.
Their lives consisted of collecting coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and sustaining with fishing.Kohtao is a little islandnear of Koh Phangan.