The name KohTaomeans Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands shape which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst other people maintain its from the days when the water surrounding KohTaowas swimming with turtles and Koh Taowas their breeding area.
The islandof Ko Tao is one of Thailand's interesting tropical gems. Blessed with white beaches and hidden bays, tourists from many different countries come back year after year to soak up the unforgettable Thai culture.
KohTao now has 24 hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir built to make sure that even in the dryest periods there is enough water for all.
The name KohTao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands shape which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst other people maintain its from the days when the water surrounding KohTao was swimming with turtles and Koh Tao was their breeding area.
KoTao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
Local farmers and fishermen quickly realised that business people from other places were creating their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, immediately began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.
While visting Kho Tao visitors can see amazing picture-postcard views of swaying palms , bright blue lagoons and beautiful sunsets
Ko Tao is in the middle of a tropical paradise full of shaddy palms and green turquoise waters.