From the original A-Frame bamboo and coconut huts next to the beach for thrity Thai Baht a day, to quite simple thatched huts, the native islandclans decided quickly to this arrival of outsiders otherwise named Farangs, by adapting to the business.
Ko Tao is a place of exotic beauty and charm, an island, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, lazy and relaxed or active and fast paced.
Local farmers and fishermen quickly realised that business people from other places were developing their island to 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.
No doubt, Koh Tao has some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in the country.
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's then Prime Minister, asked for and received a Royal Pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King.
Ko Tao is full of natural bays and jungle.
In the beginning of 80's brought to KohTaosome of the first people from KoPhangan who were seeking for something innovative away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the Full Moonparties on Koh Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new islandto explore and soon the back-packer groups were energetic about the superb newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the beautiful crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the inexpensive living, back-packers soon arrived in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its standing for striking 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 engrossed to the island. Koh Taois surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.