A culture shock to most people, but generally the islandreacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change has taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of eating establishments offering cuisine from around the world.
The 1st generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and started to cultivate and harvest the on offer.
From the original coconut and bamboo huts right on the beach for 30 Thai Baht a night, to very simple thatched houses, the native island clans decided fast to this incursion of visitors otherwise called Farangs, by adapting to the business.
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KoTao island is located about 60 km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and it is about 21 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
These were the twin brothers Khun Oh and Khun Ueam who got to KohTaoby boat from the next islandof Kho Phangan, KohTaowas still under protection of the king in those days but it did not stop these fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
From the original bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 25 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of back packers other wise known as farangs.
On Koh Taoyou can find typical picture-postcard views of coconut palm trees , crystal clear lagoons and breathtaking sunrises
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.