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.
The most visited of the bay, Sairee Beach most of the time are filled up with sun worshippers but there's also quieter, more secluded bays and beaches.
From the days of being a prison, through to its current re-development, Turtle island has retained it's sparkle, though it now caters for everybodys needs and costs.
A huge variety of marine life and some beautiful coral reefs offer divers a unique experience. Other day time activities now include trekking and fishing tours.
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 diveshops available.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam & Khun Oh who got to KohTaoby boat from the neighboring islandof Ko Phangan, Koh Taowas still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn't stop these fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
In the early days getting to Ko Tao required a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the seas and weatherpermitted but the population of the islandcontinued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
The early 80's brought to Ko Tao some of the first back packers from Kohphanganwho were looking for some thing different away from the masses & crowds who were going mad for the full moonparties on Koh Panghan.