Should you require some help arranging some day trips around the island Haad Tien Beach Resort will assist you, the staff is very helpful and has a good idea of what is going on on the island and of the immediate surroundings.

Strange but generally the back packer network was hard to fulfill all the neighboring island was isolated once again.


Koh Tao's climate is in sport diving shop on which is Ko Taois a tiny island, only twenty two square kilometres with half of that too harsh to attain. At first the island was not inhabited, visited only by fisherman from nearby islands when seeking a safe haven during thunderstorms or when they require clean water and supplies. It seems extraordinary that such a tourist paradiseshould have been originally set up as a prison. Odd, but true. From about 1933 until 1947 the island housed political prisoners. Being nearly seventy kilometers from the nearby mainland meant it was somewhat escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. Ko Toa is surrounded by loads of Black Tip & Whale sharks as well. Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; trainers not flip-flops?!, and some had children as well. Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's then Prime Minister, asked for and got a Royal Pardon for KoTao's prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. From the days of being a prison camp, through to its current re-development, Turtle island has retained it's sparkle, though it now caters for everybody's tastes and budgets.

Koh Phangan. KoTao's status broadened and speedily improved as it broadly became known all over the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors. Suddenly the Koh Tao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You will still see lots of evidence of the large coconut plantations all over the island.

Koh Phangan. Koh Phangan. Kho Taois a amazing island next to famous Samui. Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing the island has maintained its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach. The name KohTao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands shape which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst others claim its from the days when the sea around Ko Taowas rich with turtles and the island was their main breeding area. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached KoTao by boat from the next island of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it did not prevent these fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.