In the early days getting to Koh Taorequired a treacherous boat journey from the main land or near by islands, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted but the population continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
In the beginning of 80's brought to Koh Toa some of the very first people from Ko Phanganwho were looking for something new away from the masses and crowds who were going barmy for the Full Moonparties on Koh Phangan. Here they located something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the backpackernetwork was vivacious about the superb newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the stunning crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back-packers soon arrived in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then setbacks of several days were regular. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Therefore, as its standing for gorgeous nature, outstanding marine life and astonishing landscapes grew, easier access was offered when improved and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of visitors, being engrossed to the island.
Arrivals & departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common practice, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
Koh Tao's standing expanded and rapidly enlarged as it extensively became known all over the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
The early 80's brought to Koh Taosome of the very first backpackersfrom Kho Phangan who were looking for some thing new away from the crowds and masses who were going crazy for the full moonparties on Koh Panghan.
Attracted by the beautiful coral reefs surrounding Koh Tao, and the growth in sport diving, a number of companies have set up diving businesses on Koh Tao, these companies in turn designed resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite elegant.
During the last 12 odd years the islandhas changed in many different ways as it developed to become one of the major divedestinations in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Without doubt, Koh Taohas some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in SE Asia.