The most visited of the beach, Sairee Beach always have a scattering of sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more hidden beaches and bays.
Fascinated by the beautiful coral reefs surrounding KoTao, and the development in recreational scuba diving, some companies set up a diving businesses on Koh Tao. These companies in turn developed resortsfor their clients, and over the years quite a few of these resortshave become quite lavish.
The island of Koh Tao is one of the country's real tropical gems. Blessed with sunny beaches and hidden bays, people from all over the world come back year after year to experience the unique Thai culture.
Here they found some thing more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpacker network was buzzing about the wonderful newly found tropical island paradise of Ko Tao.
In ore by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.
Kho Tao offers a lot of popular activities one being scuba diving at many of Kohtaobays. Koh Taois little; 22 square kilometer and fifty per cent of that too steep to get to.
About 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, requested and got a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a affable act by His Majesty the King. They were repatriated and transported to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the islandwas discarded yet again. This was in the same year that the original settlers started to claim a large segment of land on what is at this time recognized as Sairee Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who came to KoToa by a small boat from the neighbouring islandof Koh Phangan.