|Koh Tao is a amazing islandnext to famous Samui. Koh Taois an islandof impressive beauty and charm, a place, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, kicked back and on the beach or active and fast paced.
About 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, requested and received a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a affable act by His Majesty the King. They were released and conveyed to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the island was deserted once more. This was in the same year that the initial people started to claim a big part of land on what is nowadays known as Sai Ree Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who came to KoTao by a boat from the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan.
The first settlers lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing friut and vegetables and sustaining themselves by fishing.
Initially this small islandwas not inhabited, frequented only by fisherman from near by islands when looking for shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
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 world. Koh Taois an island of impressive beauty and charm, a place, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, kicked back and on the beach or active and fast paced.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam & Khun Oh who reached KoTao by boat from the neighboring island of Kho Phangan, Ko Tao was still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't prevent those fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.