From the original bamboo and coconut huts right on the beach for thrity Thai Baht for a day, to very simple thatched houses, the native Phangan clans reacted fast to this arrival of outsiders otherwise called Farangs, by adapting to it.
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.
The given name KohTao means Turtle Island; most say that the name is due to the islands appearance which is meant to look like an inverted turtle whilst many others claim it is from the day's when the water nearby the island was rich with turtles and the island was their breeding grounds.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Ko Tao evolved in the last years to a divers favorite destination in SE Asia.
KohTaois surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
It has loads to offer but hasn't lost what attracted tourists here in the 1st place, it is still a little piece of paradise for all to share and enjoy.
Ko Toa's standing expanded and briskly amplified as it broadly became known throughout the world through adventurous visitors and international travellers.
On Koh Taovisitors can find amazing picture-postcard views of coconut palm trees , crystal clear water and amazing mountain views