A enormous variety of fishes and some fantastic coral reefs offer diversa unique experience. Other activities now include kite surfing and Boat tours.
Ko Tao has many popular activities one being scuba diving at most of Ko Tao beaches.
It has loads to offer but it hasn't lost what attracted tourists here in the 1st place, it is still a petite piece of paradise for everyone to share and enjoy.
The island of Kho Tao is one of the country's real tropical paradise. Blessed with white beaches and secluded bays, tourists from all over the world come back every year to soak up the amazing feeling of the island.
The early 1980's brought to Koh Taosome of the first people from Ko Phanganwho were looking for something innovative away from the masses and crowds who were going barmy for the full moonparties on Ko Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the wonderful newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the outstanding pure white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the economical living, back-packers soon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were frequent. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Therefore, as its reputation for gorgeous nature, extraordinary marine life and mind-blowing landscapes grew, simple access was obtainable when improved and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
Departures and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and a world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
Starting withing the first coconut and bamboo bungalowsright on the beach for 30 Baht a day, to quite simple thatched huts, the local Phangan families reacted swiftly to this incursion of strangers otherwise known as Farangs, by adapting to the business.
In 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at the time, asked for & got a royal pardon for the islands inmates and thanks to a affable act by His Majesty the King. They were repatriated and transported to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the island was isolated once more. This was the same year that the original people laid claim to a large segment of land on what is currently identified as Sai Ree Beach. These were the two brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Koh Toa by a small boat from the neighbouring island of KohPhangan.