Consequently, as its reputation for fabulous nature, outstanding marine life and amazing landscapes grew, better access was made available when better built were brought in to cope with the number of backpackersbeing attracted to the island.
Their lives consisted of cultivating coconuts, developing vegetables & fruit and of course nourishing themselves through fishing. In those days reaching Koh Toa required a treacherous boat journey from nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted, but the inhabitants continued to enlarge progressively all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without a great deal of reward.
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.
Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip-flops?!, and some had children too.
It has much to offer but it still hasn't lost what attracted people here in the 1st place, it's still a small piece of paradise for everybody to share and enjoy.
The first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and started to cultivate & harvest the on offer.
Initially this tiny islandwas not inhabited, visited only by fisherman from near by islands when looking for shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Ko Tao has many beautiful beaches and waterfalls.