KoTao now has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir built to ensure that even in the dryest periods there is enough water for all.
The very first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and began to harvest and cultivate the rich) soil and natural resources 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 coconut plantations all over the island.
Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately KohTao has kept its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Koh Tao evolved in the last years to a scuba divers favorite destination in SE Asia.
Koh Tao has many natural beaches and coves.
Suddenly the islandferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; trainers not flip-flops?!, and some had children as well.
The early 1980's brought to Koh Toa some of the first travellers from KoPhangan who were looking for something new away from the masses and crowds who were going barmy for the Full Moonparties on Koh Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new islandto explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the breathtaking newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the striking powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-cost living, backpackerssoon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then hold-ups of several days were common. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Consequently, as its standing for striking nature, extraordinary marine life and amazing landscapes grew, easier access was made available when improved and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of back packers, being attracted to the island.
KoTao is small; 22 sq kilometer and fifty percent of that too steep to get to.