In the begeining this petite islandhad no one living on it, visited only by fisherman from near by islands when seeking shelter during thunder storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Here they discovered something more then just a new islandto explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the exiting newly found tropical island paradise of Ko Tao.
Captivated by the pure white sandy beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves.
This small island was still under Royal Patronage in the early days, but it didn't prevent those fortune hunters from making their claim. The very first generation of today's community started to settle when they brought their families to Ko Tao and began to farm and yield the rich soil and natural resources on offer. Even though it still being under Royal Patronage, pieces of land were claimed, and vacated for coconut plantations. You can still see loads of verification of the very large plantations all over the island.
In the begeining this petite island had no one living on it, visited only by fisherman from near by islands when seeking shelter during thunder storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
This was the same year that the very first settlers laid claim to a big part of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.
Suddenly the islandferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, laptops not guitars, and what is this; trainers not flip flops?!, and some had children as well. Kohtaooffers a lot of popular activities one being snorkeling at many of bays.
Throughout the last 12 years Ko Tao has altered in many ways as it developed to become one of the best diveislands in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.