KoTao now has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to make sure that even in the dry season there is enough water for all.
KoTao is surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local dive shops available.
The island was still under Royal Patronage in those days, but it didn't inhibit these fortune hunters from making their claim. The first generation of today's community started to settle when they brought their families to Koh Toa and began to cultivate and yield the rich soil and natural resources on offer. Regardless of it still being under Royal Patronage, acres of land were claimed, and vacated for plantations. You can still see plenty of evidence of the very large coconut plantations throughout the island.
This was at the same time that the very first settlers laid claim to a large part of land on which is now known as Sairee Beach.
The most visited of the beach, Sairee Beach most of the time have a scattering of sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded beaches and bays.
While visting Kho Tao visitors can find typical picture-postcard views of shady palms , bright blue water and beautiful sunsets
Local farmers and fishermen quickly realised that business people from other places were creating their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, quickly started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.