On Kohtaovisitors can see amazing picture-postcard views of coconut palms , crystal clear lagoons and beautiful sunsets
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands then Prime Minister, requested and got a Royal Pardon for Koh Tao's prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Kohtao evolved in the recent a scuba divers top destination in South Thailand.
The name Koh Tao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands shape which is meant to look like an inverted down turtle whilst others maintain its from the days when the sea surrounding the island was swimming with turtles and Koh Tao was their breeding site.
Kohtao is a beautiful full moon party on Ko Phangan. Here they discovered something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the back packer groups were buzzing about the wonderful newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the beautiful crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-priced living, backpackerssoon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were frequent. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its name for striking nature, extraordinary marine life and amazing landscapes grew, easier access was obtainable when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of back-packers, being attracted to the island.
Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip-flops?!, and some had children too.