|Koh Taois situated in a natural paradise with many coconut palms and green turquoise waters.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing KohTaohas maintained its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
A culture shock to many, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe.
Kohtao has to offer a lot of popular things to do one being diving at most of bays.
Koh Toa is a very little island, only twenty one square km and practically half of that too harsh to reach. Initially the islandwas not occupied, visited only by fisherman from nearby islands while seeking a safe haven during thunderstorms or when they require fresh water and supplies. It seems extraordinary that such a tourist paradise should have been originally set up as a penal island. Strange, but true. From 1933 until 1947 the islandwas home to political prisoners. Being nearly 70 kilometers from the mainland meant it was comparatively escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. Ko Tao is surrounded by a lot of Whale sharks & Black Tip Sharks too.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Kohtaoevolved in the recent a scuba diverstop destination in Thailand.
The given name Koh Toa means Turtle Island; many say that the given name is due to the islands shape which is meant to appear to be an upside down turtle whilst many others declare it is from the days when the water surrounding the island was full of turtles and the island was their breeding grounds.
A huge variety of marine life and some amazing coral reefs offer diversunrivalled adventures. Other activities now include kite surfing and Mountain Treks.