On June the 18th 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn visited Ko Tao and left his monogram as evidence on a huge boulder at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach. KohTaois surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
The island now has twenty four hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir made to ensure that even in the dryest periods there is enough water for all.
The early 1980's brought to Koh Toa some of the first visitors from KoPhangan who were looking for something new away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the full moon parties on Ko Phangan. Here they located something more than just a new island to discover and soon the backpacker network was energetic about the magnificent newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the beautiful crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the economical living, back packers soon came in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local fishing boats, and even then setbacks of several days were regular. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its name for stunning nature, excellent marine life and remarkable landscapes grew, simple access was made available when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
Koh Toa's standing expanded and briskly amplified as it generally became known all over the world through adventurous visitors and international travellers.
Here they found some thing more then just a new islandto explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the exiting newly found tropical islandparadise of KohTao.
Captivated by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately the island has kept its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Without question, Kohtaohas some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in Thailand.