Ko Tao's weatheris during all seasons a perfect for a holiday. Clear days and a nice ocean breeze nearly everyday. For the purists, end of December to the end of March is the best vacation islandweather.
KoTao is surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's then Prime Minister, requested and received a Royal Pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King.
Consequently, as its reputation for gorgeous nature, unique marine life and beautiful landscapes got bigger, easier access was available when newer constructed were brought in to cope with the large number of backpackers being attracted to the island.
They were the twin brothers Khun Oh and Khun Ueam who got to KohTaoby boat from the neighboring islandof Kohpangan, the islandwas still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't stop these fortune seekers from staking their claim.
Fascinated by the beautiful coral reefs surrounding KohTao, and the growth in recreational scuba diving, some companies started a diving businesses on the island. These companies in turn developed accommodationfor their clientele, and over the years a lot of these resortshave become quite lavish.
It seems strange that such a tourist tropical paradise should have been first constructed as a prison.
Ko Tao's weatheris during all seasons a perfect for a holiday. Clear days and a nice ocean breeze nearly everyday. For the purists, end of December to the end of March is the best vacation island weather.