Local fishermen and farmers quickly realised that business people from other places were developing 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 customers demands.
Attracted by the outstanding coral reefs surrounding the island, and the quick growth in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies have established diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn developed exclusive resortsfor their customers, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite elegant.
Local fishermen and farmers grasped that people from outside the island were developing their island to accommodate the needs of all these new clients and they too instantly launched a businesses to fulfil the visitors demands.
A culture shock to many, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.
In the begeining this small islandwas not inhabited, visited only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
A culture shock to many, but generally the islandreacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.
Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, laptops not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip-flops?!, and some had children as well.
Not like a few years ago, you can get today everything from inexpensive plain wooden huts with thatched roofs to graceful high-class places with a private facilities and swimming pool.