Koh Tao's climateis the whole year a perfect for a holiday. Clear days and a refreshing ocean breeze are the norm. For the purists, end of December to the end of March is the ideal holiday islandexperience.
From the very first bamboo A-Frame bungalowson the beach for 20 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of strangers other wise known as farangs.
Despite KoTao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see lots of evidence of the large plantations all over the island.
They were all pardoned and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and the islandwas deserted yet again.
The early 80's brought to KoTao some of the very first travellers from Kohphanganwho were looking for some thing different away from the crowds & masses who were going crazy for the full moonparties on Ko Phangan.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kohtaoevolved in the recent a diversfavorite destination in SE Asia.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local divecentres available.