From the days of being a prison, through to its current development, Turtle islandhas retained it's sparkle, though it now caters for everyone's requirments and costs.
The islandof Kohtaois one of the country's real tropical paradise. Blessed with golden beaches and secluded bays, visitors from many different countries come back year after year to soak up the unique feeling of the island.
The early 80's brought to Koh Tao some of the very first back packers from Ko Phangan who were looking for something different away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the full moon parties on Koh Panghan.
During the last 12 odd years the island has changed in many different ways as it developed to become one of the largest dive destinations in Thailand, bringing all levels of divers and water lovers alike.
Ko Tao is a beautiful island near Chumphon.
While visting Kho Tao tourists can find typical picture-postcard views of coconut palms , crystal clear lagoons and beautiful mountain views
The early 80's brought to Koh Taosome of the very first back packers from Ko Phanganwho were looking for something different away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the full moonparties on Koh Panghan.
The given name KohTaomeans Turtle Island; most say that the given name is due to the islands outline which is meant to look like an upturned turtle while others claim it is from the days when the sea nearby the islandwas rich with turtles and the island was their breeding area.