|Kohtao is a nice island not far from it's neighbor islandKoh Samui.
It has much to offer but it hasn't lost what attracted backpackershere in the first place, it is still a petite piece of tropical paradise for everybody to share and enjoy.
Immediately following the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of tourist visiting KohTao have changed, before it had been a Mecca for backpackers, young travellers along their way North to Bangkok and beyond.
Kho Tao's weather is almost always beautiful. Nice weather days and a nice sea breeze are the norm. The best time for a visit, end of December to the end of March is the best tropical island experience.
The early 80's brought to KoTao some of the first travellers from Koh Phanganwho were looking for something different away from the masses and crowds who were going mad for the full moonparties on Kho Phangan. Koh Taois in the middle of a amazing paradise with many postcard like palms and crystal clear turquoise waters.
Attracted by the outstanding coral reefs surrounding KoTao, and the quick growth in sport scuba diving, a number of companies have started diving businesses on Koh Tao, these companies in turn developed exclusive resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite elegant.
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 diveshops available.