Not like a few years ago, visitors can find now everything from low-priced simple wooden huts with thatched roofs to graceful expensive places with a private swimming pool and facilities.
The very first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and began to harvest & cultivate the very rich.
The most popular of the beach, Sairee Beach always have a scattering of sun worshippers but there's also quieter, more secluded bays and beaches.
Kho Tao's weather is almost always a perfect for a holiday. Nice weather days and a steady sea breeze nearly everyday. For the purists, end of December to the end of March is the perfect tropical island experience.
This was at the same time that the first settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.
These were the twin brothers Khun Oh & Khun Ueam who got to Ko Tao by boat from the neighboring islandof Kohphangan, the islandwas still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn't prevent those fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
In 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands then Prime Minister, requested and got a Royal Pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by The King of Thailand.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Kho Tao has naturally become in the last years to a diverstop destination in Thailand.