The early 80's brought to KohTaosome of the first backpackersfrom Koh Panghanwho were looking for something different away from the masses & crowds who were going nuts for the full moonparties on Kho Phangan.
The Islandoffers many popular things to do one being scuba diving at many of the islandbeaches.
Local farmers and fishermen grasped that merchants from outside the island were expanding Ko Tao to accommodate all these new visitors and they too instantly started to businesses to fulfil all the clients demands.
This was the same year that the first settlers laid claim to a large part of land on which is now known as Sairee Beach.
Kho Tao's climateis during all seasons beautiful. Blue-sky days and a steady sea breeze are the norm. The best time for a visit, end of December to the end of March is the perfect vacation islandweather.
In the beginning of 1980's brought to KoTao some of the very first people from Ko Phanganwho were searching for something new away from the masses and crowds who were going mad for the full moonparties on Ko Phangan. Here they located something more than just a new islandto explore and soon the back packer groups were vivacious about the superb newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the stunning pure white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-cost living, back packers soon arrived in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local fishing boats, and even then delays of several days were regular. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Consequently, as its standing for attractive nature, unique marine life and staggering landscapes grew, easier access was made available when improved and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
Local fishermen and farmers quickly realised that major business people from other places were creating their island to accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, quickly began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the customers demands.
No doubt, Koh Taohas some of most postcard like beaches anywhere in SE Asia.