From the original bamboo A-Frame bungalowson the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of strangers other wise known as Ferangs.Koh Tao is a small islandnortheast of Surat Thani in Thailand.
The first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to harvest and cultivate the rich) soil and natural resources Ko Tao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You will still see lots of evidence of the large coconut plantations all over the island.
On Ko Tao you can find typical picture-postcard views of coconut palms , bright blue bays and amazing mountain views
Koh Toa is a small island, only 21 square km with nearly half of that too rough to get to. In the begining the islandwas not inhabited, frequented only by fisherman from nearby islands when on the lookout for cover during storms or when in need of clean water and supplies. It seems extraordinary that such a tourist paradise should have been firstly earmarked as a prison. Bizarre, but true. From about 1933 until 1947 the islandwas home to political prisoners. Being nearly seventy kilometers from the mainland meant it was comparatively escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. Ko Toa is surrounded by a lot of Whale sharks & Black Tip Sharks too.
From the original bamboo A-Frame bungalowson the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of strangers other wise known as Ferangs.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Ko Tao is about to become in the last years to a scuba diversfavorite destination in South Thailand.
Ko Tao has a lot of popular activities one being scuba diving at most of Kohtaobays.