From the very first bamboo A-Frame bungalowson the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of strangers other wise known as farangs.
The islandof Kho Tao is one of Thailand's true tropical paradise. Blessed with white beaches and secluded bays, tourists from many different countries come back every year to soak up the unique feeling of the island.
The first settlers lives consisted mainly of collecting coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and of course providing for through fishing.
The name Ko Tao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands appearance which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst many others claim it's from the day's when the water near the island was rich with turtles and the island was their breeding spot.
The name Ko Tao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands appearance which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst many others claim it's from the day's when the water near the islandwas rich with turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.
During the last 12 years KohTaohas changed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the foremost divedestinations in Southeast Asia, drawing all levels of water lovers and diversalike.
It has lots to offer but it hasn't lost what attracted tourists here in the 1st place, its still a petite piece of tropical paradise for all to share and enjoy.
The prisoners were all released and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and KohTaowas deserted yet again.