Here they found some thing more then just a new islandto explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the fantastic newly found tropical islandparadise of KoTao.
Mesmerised by the pure white sandy beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves.
All through the last 13 years KohTaohas transformed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the main diveislands in Southeast Asia, bringing in all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, laptops not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip-flops?!, and some had children too.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local dive shops available.
The prisoners were all pardoned and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and the islandwas a desert islandyet again.
The early 80's brought to KoToa some of the very first visitors from Ko Phanganwho were seeking for something innovative away from the masses and crowds who were going crazy for the full moonparties on Koh Phangan. Here they located something more than just a new island to explore and soon the back-packer network was buzzing about the fantastic newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the outstanding crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the inexpensive living, back-packers soon arrived in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local fishing boats, and even then hold-ups of several days were regular. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its name for elegant nature, extraordinary marine life and mind-blowing landscapes grew, easier access was obtainable when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
No question, Kohtaohas some of the best beaches anywhere in SE Asia.
Kho Tao has many popular activities one being scuba diving at most of bays.