Kho Tao has to offer a lot of popular things to do one being diving at most of the islandbeaches.
The early 80's brought to KohTaosome of the first back packers from Kho Phangan who were looking for something different away from the crowds & masses who were going mad for the full moonparties on Ko Phangan.
The island of Ko Tao is one of Thailand's true tropical gems. Blessed with white beaches and secluded bays, visitors from many different countries come back year after year to experience the unforgettable feeling of the island.
A culture shock to many, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change has taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering different food from around the globe.
A enormous variety of fishes and some beautiful coral reefs offer diversa unique experience. Other day time activities now include trekking and Jungle Treks.
In 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, asked for and received a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. They were repatriated and conveyed to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the islandwas discarded once again. This was the same year that the first settlers laid claim to a large portion of terrain on what is nowadays identified as Sai Ree Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Ko Tao by a boat from the neighbouring islandof Koh Phangan.
You can book for a wide range of Guesthouses and Bungalowson Koh Taofor every type of budget, availible for online reservationprovided by PhanganIsland.com.
Ko Tao island is situated approximately 70 km east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 20 km in size - so small but not too small.
Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, unique marine life and amazing landscapes grew, easier access was available as soon as newer built were brought in to cope with the number of visitors being attracted to the island.