Their lives consisted mainly of harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and sustaining themselves through fishing.
The islandof Kohtaois one of Thailand's amazing tropical paradise. Blessed with golden beaches and secluded bays, tourists from all over the world come again year after year to soak up the unforgettable feeling of the island.
The island is surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
On the 18th of june 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn visited KoTao and left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay near Sairee Beach.
Kho Tao has to offer many popular things to do one being scuba diving at most of Ko Tao beaches.
The first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and began to cultivate and harvest the rich) soil and natural resources available.
Now a days, you can get everything from basic simple wooden huts with palm leaf roofs to elegant up-market villas with their very own exclusive swimming pool.
In the late 1990's Ko Tao's very first, and until recently, only road was constructed, the road runs South to North from the far side of Sairee to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is being developed on the way to Tanote Bay, and once completed it will open up the far side of Koh Taofor better development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
The islandnow has twenty four hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir made to make sure that even in the dryest periods there is enough water for all.