|Koh Taonow has twenty four hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir built to make sure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.
Without question, Ko Tao has some of the best beaches anywhere in Thailand.
The Island has to offer a lot of popular activities one being diving at most of the island bays.
Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; trainers not flip-flops?!, and some had children too.
Local fishermen and farmers grasped that business people from outside Thailand were expanding their islandto accommodate the needs of all these new visitors and they too without delay initated a businesses to fulfil all the clients demands.
Ko Tao is a very small island, only twenty sq km and all but half of that too steep to access. In the begining the islandwas not inhabited, frequented only by fisherman from nearby islands while on the lookout for shelter during heavy storms or when they require fresh water and supplies. It seems bizarre that such a tourist paradise should have been formerly earmarked as a top-security prison. Strange, but true. From 1933 until 1947 the island was home to political prisoners. Being almost seventy kilometers from the mainland meant it was moderately escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. KohTaois surrounded by a lot of Black Tip ans Whale sharks too.
Unlike before 2000, guests can get now everything from low-cost simple wooden huts with thatched roofs to graceful expensive places with a private swimming pool and facilities.
Strange, but true, from 1933-1947 the island was home to political prisoners. Being located about 65 km from the mainland meant it was hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake.