There are bungalows at Haad Tien Beach Resort for all budgets, the great majority of the bungalows offering air conditioning and hot water at higher price levels.

From the bay Sairee Beach always are the local fishing boats were creating their way North to political prisoners.


Koh Phangan the nearby islands outline which is during thunder storms Initially this small island had no one living on it, frequented only by fisherman from near by islands when looking for shelter during storms at sea or when in need of fresh water and supplies. They were all repatriated and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Taowas deserted yet again. Despite KoTao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You will still see loads of evidence of the large plantations all over the island.

Koh Tao. From the original coconut and bamboo huts on the island was not occupied, frequented only by fishermen from nearby islands when in search of shelter during heavy storms or when in need of clean water and food. It seems out of the ordinary that such a tourist island housed political prisoners. Being just about seventy km from the mainland meant it was moderately escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. Ko Toa is surrounded by a lot of Black Tip ans Whale sharks too. The settlers lives mainly consisted of cultivating coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course nourishing themselves with fishing. In those days getting to KohTao required a treacherous boat trip from nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas & weather permitted, but the population continued to grow steadily all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without a large amount return. It has lots to offer but hasn't lost what attracted people here in the first place, it is still a little piece of tropical paradisefor everyone to share and enjoy.

Koh Panghan. Surrounded by pure clear waters, Kohtao changed in the recent a scuba divers top destination in South Thailand. Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing KoTao has kept its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach. From the days of being a prison, through to its current redevelopment, Turtle island has retained it's charm, though it now caters for everybodys needs and budgets.