Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing KohTaohas maintained its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.Kohtao is a nice islandin the gulf of Thailand.
Consequently, as its reputation for fabulous nature, outstanding marine life and beautiful landscapes grew, better access was made available as soon as better constructed were brought in to cope with the large number of backpackers being attracted to the island.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who got to Koh Tao by boat from the next island of Koh Panghan, KohTao was still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't stop those fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
Without doubt, Koh Taohas some of the best beaches anywhere in Thailand.
Local farmers and fishermen quickly realised that business people from other places were creating their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, quickly began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.
Despite KoTao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see plenty of evidence of the large plantations all over the island.
A culture shock to many, 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.