Departures & arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and a world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
During the last 10 odd years the islandhas changed in many different ways as it developed to become one of the largest diveoperation centres in Thailand, bringing all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
In the begeining this tiny island had no one living on it, frequented only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during storms at sea or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip-flops?!, and some had children as well.
Unlike a few years ago, visitors can get today everything from low-cost basic wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to graceful chic places with a private swimming pool and facilities.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately KohTaohas kept its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Kho Tao has unnumbered natural remote beaches and waterfalls.
The name KohTaomeans Turtle Island; many say that the given name is due to the islands appearance which is meant to look like an upside down turtle while many others claim it's from the day's when the sea close to the islandwas full of turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.