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 Phangan. In 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's then Prime Minister, requested and got a royal pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. Over the last thirteen years KohTao has changed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the main dive destinations in Southeast Asia, drawing all levels of water lovers and divers alike. Koh Tao is small; 22 square kilometer and fifty per cent of that too steep to access.

Koh Tao's reputation spread and a quantity of the water surrounding Ko Koh Tao's very first, and until recently, only road was built, the road runs North to South from the far side of Sairee Koh Tao for greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment with 4x4. On the 18th of june 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (Rama V 1868-1910) visited the island and left his monogram as evidence on a huge boulder at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach. Their lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and sustaining themselves with fishing.

Koh Tao's first coconut plantations. From the days of being a prison, through to its current re-development, Turtle resorts for their clientele, and over the years several of these resorts have become quite plush. The given name KohTao means Turtle Island; many say that the designation is due to the islands appearance which is meant to appear to be an upside down turtle while others say it is from the days when the sea surrounding the island was rich with turtles and the island was their breeding area.