The Islandhas to offer many popular things to do one being snorkeling at many of Kho Tao bays.
Ko Tao's reputation increased and rapidly amplified as it generally became known all over the world through adventurous visitors and international travellers.
The very first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to harvest & cultivate the very rich.
Now a days, you can get everything from basic simple bamboo huts with palm leaf roofs to elegant high class villas with their own exclusive swimming pool.
In the late 1990's KoTao's first, and until recently, only road was built, the road runs North to South from the far side of Sairee to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is under construction on the way to Tanote Bay, and once completed it will open up the far side of the island for greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
From the days of being a prison camp, through to its current development, Turtle islandhas retained it's sparkle, though it now caters for everybodys needs and budgets.
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 divecentres available.
Attracted by the outstanding coral reefs surrounding KohTao, and the growth in sport diving, quite a few companies have started diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn designed exclusive resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite elegant.
This was at the same time that the 1st settlers laid claim to a big part of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.