|Koh Taois an islandof real beauty and charm, an island, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, kicked back and relaxed or active and fast paced.
No question, Kohtaohas some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in SE Asia.
The given name Ko Tao means Turtle Island; many say that the name is due to the islands outline which is meant to look like an upturned turtle whilst others say it's from the day's when the sea surrounding the island was full of turtles and the island was their breeding spot.
Departures and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common practice, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
Engrossed by the striking coral reefs around KoTao, and the escalation in recreational scuba diving, a number of enterprises started a diving shop on Koh Tao. These enterprises in turn built resortsfor their clientele, and over the years many of these resortshave become quite luxurious.
Ko Tao now has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to ensure that even in the dry season there is enough water for all.
Local farmers and fishermen realised that major business people from other places were developing their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, immediately began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the customers demands.
Here they found some thing more then just a new island to explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the wonderful newly found tropical island paradise of Ko Tao.
Hyptomised by the pure white sandy beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves.