On Koh Taovisitors can see amazing picture-postcard views of swaying palm trees , bright blue lagoons and amazing mountain views
Around 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at that time, requested & received a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a affable act by His Majesty the King. They were released and moved to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the islandwas deserted yet again. This was the same year that the initial settlers started to claim a large portion of terrain on what is currently identified as Sai Ree Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who came to Ko Tao by a boat from the neighbouring islandof KohPhangan.
A huge range of fishes and some beautiful coral reefs offer divers all they need. Other activities now include kite surfing and Mountain Treks.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately the island has kept its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kho Tao evolved in the last years to a diverstop destination in South Thailand. Kohtaois an islandof natural beauty and charm, an island, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, kicked back and on the beach or active and fast paced.
The given name KoTao means Turtle Island; many say that the name is due to the islands outline which is meant to appear to be an upside down turtle while others maintain it is from the days when the water nearby the islandwas full of turtles and the island was their breeding area.
It has much to offer but hasn't lost what attracted tourists here in the first place, it is still a little piece of paradise for everyone to share and enjoy.