The early 80's brought to Ko Tao some of the first travellers from Ko Phanganwho were looking for something different away from the crowds and masses who were going crazy for the full moonparties on Kohpangan.
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.
Ko Tao is little; 21 sq km and 50% of that too steep to access.
The island is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
No question, Kho Tao has some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in Thailand.
Strange, but true, from 1933 until 1947 Koh Taowas home to political prisoners. Being situated approximately 70 kilometres from the mainland meant it was very hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake.
There is a wide range of Bungalowson Ko Tao for every type of budget, availible to book in advance here.
KohTao islandis positioned approximately 65 kilometres east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 20 km in size - so small but not too small.
Kho Tao is an islandof impressive beauty and charm, a place, where visitors can have a holiday away from stress, kicked back and relaxed or active and fast paced.