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

Kohtao is a beautiful beaches the island reacted swiftly to the days and moved to attain.


Koh Toa is situated in those days but the island is Fascinated by the beautiful coral reefs around KoToa, and the expansion in recreational scuba diving, a quantity of enterprises set up a divingshop on Koh Tao. These enterprises in turn developed resorts for their customers, and after a while many of these resorts transformed into quite plush. This small island was still under Royal Patronage in the early days, but it didn't put off these fortune hunters from staking their claim. The first generation of todays community started settling when they brought their families to KoTao and began to cultivate and yield the rich earth and natural resources the island had to offer. Notwithstanding it still being under Royal Patronage, acres of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see loads of proof of the massive coconut plantations throughout the island. The island now has twenty four hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir made to ensure that even in the dryest periods there is enough water for all.

Koh Toa required a wide range of Guesthouses and costs. Strange, but true, from 1933 until 1947 KohTao housed political prisoners. Being located about 70 kilometres from Suratthani or Chumporn meant it was hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake. The name KoTao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands shape which is meant to look like an inverted down turtle whilst others claim its from the days when the sea around Koh Tao were rich with turtles and Koh Tao was their breeding area. The first settlers lives consisted of collecting coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and of course sustaining through fishing. On June the 18th 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn visited Koh Tao and left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach.

Koh Phangan who came to fulfil the island south of turtles The Island offers many popular things to do one being scuba divingat many of the island bays. Here they discovered something more then just a new island to explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the fantastic newly found tropical island paradiseof Koh Tao. In ore by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves. The name Ko Toa means Turtle Island; many say that the given name is due to the islands appearance which is meant to appear to be an upturned turtle while many others state it's from the day's when the sea nearby the island was rich with turtles and the island was their breeding spot.