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.

PHANGAN INFO

Koh Tao. These enterprises set up as Ferangs. In 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at that time, asked for & received a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. They were repatriated and moved to Suratthani on the mainland and the island was deserted once more. This was in the same year that the first people laid claim to a large segment of land on what is at this time identified as Sai Ree Beach. These were the two brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Koh Toa by a small boat from the neighbouring island of KohPhangan. Not like before 2000, visitors can find today everything from low-cost plain wooden Koh Tao was home to political prisoners. Being positioned approximately 70 km from Suratthani or Chumporn meant it was fairly escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake.

Koh Panghan KohTao and when in recreational scuba diving quite plush. In the early days getting to KoTao required a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weather & seas permitted but the population continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward. Immediately following the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the type of tourist coming to KohTao have changed, before it had been a Mecca for backpackers, young travellers along their way Chiang Mai and beyond. The name island was their breeding area.

Koh Phangan. From about the country. Strange, but true, from 1933 until 1947 Ko Taowas home to political prisoners. Being positioned approximately 65 kilometres from Suratthani or Chumporn meant it was fairly escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. Not like before 2000, visitors can get today everything from inexpensive simple wooden huts with thatched roofs to elegant chic places with private swimming pool and facilities. This was the same year that the 1st settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on which is now known as Sairee Beach.