A culture shock to most people, but generally the islandreacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of eating establishments offering cuisine from all over the globe.
Arrivals & departures 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.
The most visited of the beach, Sairee Beach especially in high season have a scattering of sun worshippers but there's also quieter, more secluded bays and beaches.
Ko Tao is an island of impressive beauty and charm, an island, where visitors can have a holiday away from stress, lazy and on the beach or active and fast paced.
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 divecentres available.
At first this small islandhad no one living on it, frequented only by fisherman from near by islands when seeking shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Koh Toa's standing broadened and promptly increased as it broadly became known throughout the world through adventurous visitors and international travellers.
On Kho Tao you can find amazing picture-postcard views of shady palms , crystal clear water and beautiful mountain views