Here they found something more then just a new islandto explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the wonderful newly found islandparadise of KoTao.
Captivated by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves.
Despite Koh Taostill being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see plenty of evidence of the large plantations all over the island.
Koh Tao now has twenty four hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to make sure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.
The most visited of the bay, Sairee Beach especially in high season are crowded with sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded beaches and bays.
It has lots to offer but it hasn't lost what attracted back packers here in the 1st place, it's still a small piece of paradise for everyone to share and enjoy.
KoTao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
Departures and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
There is a wide range of Guesthouses and Bungalowson Koh Taofor differnt type of budget, availible for online reservationhere.
Ko Tao islandis positioned approximately 65 km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 22 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.