From the days of being a prison camp, through to its current development, Turtle islandhas retained it's sparkle, though it now caters for everybody's requirments and budgets.
On Kho Tao visitors can see typical picture-postcard views of shady palms , crystal clear lagoons and breathtaking sunrises
Here they found something more then just a new island to explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the wonderful newly found island paradise of Ko Tao.
Captivated by the beautiful beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.Kho Tao is a nice island in the gulf of Thailand.
Their lives consisted of cultivating coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and of course sustaining themselves with fishing. In those days reaching KohTaowas a dangerous boat ride from nearby islands or the main land, if and when the weatherand seas permitted, but the residents continued to enlarge progressively all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without a great deal of return.
Starting withing the original A-Frame bamboo and coconut huts next to the beach for twenty Thai Baht for a night, to quite simple thatched houses, the local Thai clans decided rapidly to this arrival of visitors otherwise named Farangs, by adapting to it.
It has loads to offer but it still hasn't lost what attracted tourists here in the first place, its still a petite piece of tropical paradise for all to share and enjoy.
Kho Tao is situated in a amazing paradise full of swaying palms and bright turquoise waters.