The early 80's brought to Koh Taosome of the first back packers from Kohpanganwho were looking for some thing different away from the masses and crowds who were going mad for the full moonparties on Koh Phangan.
The settlers lives consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course sustaining themselves through fishing. In those days getting to Koh Taorequired a dangerous boat ride from the nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas and weatherpermitted, but the residents continued to multiply progressively all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without much reward.
The island of Ko Tao is one of Thailand's interesting tropical paradise. Blessed with sunny beaches and secluded bays, visitors from many different countries come again year after year to experience the unforgettable Thai culture.
The early 1980's brought to KoTao some of the first travellers from Koh Phangan who were looking for something innovative away from the masses and crowds who were going mad for the Full Moon parties on Ko Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new island to explore and soon the back-packer groups were vivacious about the superb newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the striking powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local fishing boats, and even then setbacks of several days were regular. Back to the hammocks and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Therefore, as its name for beautiful nature, unique marine life and amazing landscapes grew, easier access was offered when improved and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of back-packers, being engrossed to the island.
Native fishermen and farmers grasped that people from outside Thailand were building up Koh Taoto accommodate all these new visitors and they too without delay opened a businesses to fulfil the clients demands.
The first generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and began to cultivate and harvest the very rich. Kohtaois an islandof real beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday far anyway, lazy and relaxed or active and fast paced.
All through the last thirteen years Koh Toa has changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the best divedestinations in Southeast Asia, attracting all levels of water lovers and diversalike.