Throughout the last thirteen years Koh Toa has changed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the best diveislands in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
From the very first bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 25 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of strangers other wise known as farangs.
It has loads to offer but it hasn't lost what attracted travellers here in the first place, its still a petite piece of paradise for all to share and enjoy.
Kho Tao offers to the visitor beautiful remote beaches and coves.
The first settlers lives consisted of collecting coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and providing for with fishing.
Attracted by the outstanding coral reefs surrounding KoTao, and the growth in sport diving, a number of companies have set up diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn developed exclusive resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite plush.
The islandof Ko Tao is one of Thailand's real tropical gems. Blessed with golden beaches and hidden bays, visitors from all over the world come back year after year to soak up the unforgettable feeling of the island.
The most visited of the beach, Sairee Beach especially in high season have a scattering of sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded bays and beaches.