Here they found something more then just a new islandto explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the wonderful newly found islandparadise of KohTao.
Captivated by the pure white sandy beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.
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Ko Tao island is situated approximately 60 kilometres east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and it is about 21 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
Kohtao is an island of impressive beauty and charm, an island, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, lazy and relaxed or active and fast paced.
In 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at that time, requested and got a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. They were released and moved to Suratthani on the mainland and the island was discarded once again. This was in the same year that the original settlers laid claim to a big segment of terrain on what is currently identified as Sairee Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Ko Toa by a boat from the neighbouring island of KohPhangan.
Kohtaoconsists of a tropical paradise with many coconut palms and green turquoise waters.
Local farmers and fishermen realised that business people from other places were developing their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, quickly began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the customers demands.
In those days getting to KoTao required a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weather& seas permitted but the population continued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
Kho Tao's weatheris the whole year beautiful. Nice weather days and a refreshing ocean breeze nearly everyday. The best time for a visit, end of December to late of March is the ideal vacation islandweather.