A enormous range of fishes and some beautiful coral reefs offer diversa unique experience. Other day time activities now include kayaking and Mountain Treks.
Their lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, developing fruit & vegetables and of course sustaining themselves through fishing. In those early days reaching Ko Toa was a treacherous boat ride from the nearby islands or the main land, if and when the weatherand seas permitted, but the inhabitants continued to enlarge steadily all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without much return.
In 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at that time, asked for and got a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a affable act by His Majesty the King. They were repatriated and conveyed to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the island was uninhabited yet again. This was the same year that the first settlers laid claim to a big segment of land on what is currently recognized as Sairee Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Ko Tao by a small boat from the next island of KoPhangan.
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 secluded bays and beaches.
During the last twelve years KoTao has transformed in many ways as it strived to become one of the foremost divedestinations in Southeast Asia, bringing in all levels of water lovers and diversalike. Kohtaois an islandof natural beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday away from stress, kicked back and relaxed or active and fast paced.
A enormous range of fishes and some beautiful coral reefs offer divers a unique experience. Other day time activities now include kayaking and Mountain Treks.
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 centres available.