KohTao's reputation spread and quickly grew as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
Kho Tao has many beautiful beaches and coves.
In the early days getting to KoTao required a treacherous boat trip from the main land or near by islands, if and when the seas & weather permitted but the population of the island continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
They were the twin brothers Khun Oh and Khun Ueam who reached the islandby boat from the next islandof Koh Phangan, Ko Tao was still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't stop those fortune seekers from staking their claim.
Unlike before 2000, you can find today everything from cheap plain wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to stylish exclusive places with private facilities and swimming pool.
It seems wierd that such a tourist paradise should have been originally constructed as a prison.
A culture shock to most people, but generally the island reacted 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 restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.