Surrounded by pure clear waters, Ko Tao evolved in the recent a diversfavorite destination in Asia.
It has loads to offer but it still hasn't lost what attracted people here in the 1st place, it's still a little piece of tropical paradise for all to share and enjoy.
This was at the same time that the very first settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.
The most visited of the bay, Sairee Beach especially in high season are filled up with sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more hidden beaches and bays.
Kohtaois in the middle of a natural paradise with a lot of coconut palms and crystal clear turquoise waters.
Local farmers and fishermen realised that business people from other places were creating their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, quickly began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.
There is a wide range of Guesthouses and Bungalowson Ko Tao for every type of budget, availible to book in advance here.
KoTao islandis situated approximately 75 kilometres east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and its approximatly 21 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
This small island was still under Royal Patronage in the early days, but it didn't avert those fortune seekers from making their claim. The very first generation of todays community started to settle when they brought their families to KoTao and began to farm and reap the rich earth and natural resources on offer. Although it still being under Royal Patronage, pieces of land were claimed, and vacated for plantations. You can still see lots of proof of the huge plantations everywhere on the island.