It seems wierd that such a tourist tropical paradise should have been originally setup as a prison.
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 divecentres available.
Here they discovered some thing more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpacker network was buzzing about the exiting newly found island paradise of Ko Tao.
Mesmerised by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.
There is a wide range of Guesthouses and Bungalows on Koh Tao for every type of budget, availible to book in advance provided by PhanganIsland.com.
Koh Tao island is situated approximately 75 km east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 20 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
KoTao's standing expanded and promptly enlarged as it broadly became known throughout the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing KoTao has maintained its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
While visting Kohtaoyou can find amazing picture-postcard views of shady palms , bright blue bays and beautiful mountain views
Local fishermen and farmers quickly realised that major business people from other places were developing their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, immediately started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the customers demands.