There are accommodations at Haad Tien Beach Resort at most price levels, with most bungalows offering Air-Con and hot water at higher price levels.

It seems peculiar that major dive operation centres in need of Ko Phangan.


Koh Tao. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kohtao changed in the grown into a divers top destination in Asia. There is a wide range of island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip flops?!, and some had children too. Local fishermen and farmers quickly realised that business people from other places were developing their island to accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, immediately started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the customers demands.

Koh Tao's reputation for attractive nature extraordinary marine life and Koh It seems wierd that such a tourist paradiseshould have been first setup as a prison. They were all repatriated and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Taowas deserted yet again. Strange, but true, from 1933 until 1947 KoTao was home to political prisoners. Being positioned about 70 kilometres from the mainland meant it was very hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake.

Koh Phangan. Over the last 13 years KoTao has changed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the best dive destinations in Southeast Asia, bringing in all levels of divers and water lovers alike. Kho island was still under Royal Patronage in the early days, but it didn't thwart these fortune seekers from staking their claim. The first generation of todays community started to settle when they brought their families to KoToa and began to farm and harvest the rich soil and natural resources on offer. In spite of it still being under Royal Patronage, pieces of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see lots of confirmation of the very large plantations all over the island.