|Koh Taois petite; 20 sq km and half of that too steep to get to.
In the begeining this small islandwas not inhabited, visited only by fisherman from near by islands when looking for shelter during storms at sea or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
In the early days getting to KohTao required a treacherous boat trip from near by islands or the main land, if and when the seas & weather permitted but the population of the island continued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
The settlers lives mainly consisted of cultivating coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and of course sustaining themselves through fishing. In those days getting to KoTao was a treacherous boat ride from the nearby islands or the main land, if and when the weather and seas permitted, but the inhabitants continued to multiply little by little all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without a great deal of reward.
The islandof Ko Tao is one of the country's true tropical gems. Blessed with postcard like beaches and hidden bays, visitors from many different countries come again year after year to soak up the unforgettable Thai culture.
From the original A-Frame bamboo and coconut bungalowson the beach for 30 Baht a day, to quite simple thatched huts, the native islandfamilies decided fast to this incursion of strangers otherwise named Farangs, by adapting to the business.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately Ko Tao has maintained its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
KoToa's status increased and promptly improved as it widely became known throughout the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.