|Kohtao is a nice islandnear of Koh Phangan.
While visting Ko Tao visitors can see amazing picture-postcard views of coconut palm trees , bright blue water and amazing mountain views
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at the time, asked for and received a royal pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King.
KohTao is small; 21 sq km and fifty per cent of that too steep to get to.
This was the same year that the very first settlers laid claim to a big portion of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.
Local fishermen and farmers realised that business people from other places were developing their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, quickly started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.
The prisoners were all repatriated and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and KoTao was deserted yet again.
In those days getting to Koh Taorequired a treacherous boat trip from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weatherand seas permitted but the population continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.