In the beginning of 1980's brought to Koh Taosome of the first travellers from Ko Phanganwho were searching for something innovative away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the Full Moon party on KoPhangan. Here they located something more than just a new islandto explore and soon the back-packer groups were energetic about the fantastic newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the beautiful powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-cost living, backpackerssoon came in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then setbacks of several days were regular. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its standing for dazzling nature, outstanding marine life and astonishing landscapes grew, simple access was made available when improved and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
Kohtao's weatheris the whole year a perfect for a holiday. Clear days and a steady ocean breeze are the norm. The best time for a visit, late December to the end of March is the ideal vacation island weather.
A huge variety of marine life and some amazing coral reefs offer divers all they need. Other activities now include kite surfing and Boat tours.
On the 18th of june 1899, the then king of Thailand King Chulalongkorn visited Ko Tao and left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay near Sairee Beach.
Immediately following the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of tourist coming to Ko Tao have changed, before it had been a Mecca for back packers, year out students along their way Chiang Mai and beyond.
Initially this petite islandhad no one living on it, visited only by local fishermen from near by islands when looking for shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
KoTao's reputation expanded and briskly increased as it broadly became known all over the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors. Koh Taois an islandof exotic beauty and charm, an island, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, lazy and relaxed or active and fast paced.