|KohTaois surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who got to KohTaoby boat from the next islandof Kohphangan, KoTao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn't stop these fortune seekers from staking their claim.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local dive shops available.
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.
In the beginning of 1980's brought to KohTaosome of the very first travellers from Koh Phanganwho were searching for something innovative away from the crowds and masses who were going crazy for the Full Moonparties on KoPhangan. Here they located something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the back-packer groups were energetic about the magnificent newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the beautiful crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the economical living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then setbacks of several days were common. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Therefore, as its reputation for stunning nature, extraordinary 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.
The island of Kohtaois one of the country's interesting tropical paradise. Blessed with postcard like beaches and hidden bays, visitors from many different countries come again year after year to experience the amazing Thai culture.
The prisoners were all released and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Tao was deserted yet again.
These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who got to KohTao by boat from the next island of Kohphangan, KoTao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn't stop these fortune seekers from staking their claim.