The first settlers lives consisted of picking coconuts, growing friut and vegetables and of course sustaining through fishing.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kho Tao is about to become in the recent a scuba diverstop destination in Thailand.
The settlers lives mainly consisted of cultivating coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and of course nourishing themselves with fishing. In those early days reaching KoTao required a treacherous boat journey from the nearby islands or the main land, if and when the seas and weather permitted, but the residents continued to increase little by little all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without a great deal of reward.
During the last twelve years KoTao has transformed in a number of ways as it developed to become one of the best dive islands in Thailand, bringing in all levels of divers and water lovers alike.
Attracted by the outstanding coral reefs surrounding KohTao, and the quick growth in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies have started divebusinesses on the island, these companies in turn designed resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite plush.
The name KoTao means Turtle Island; most say that the given name is due to the islands shape which is meant to appear to be an upside down turtle while many others maintain it is from the day's when the sea near the islandwas full of turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.
The first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to cultivate & harvest the very rich. Kohtaois an island of impressive beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday away from stress, kicked back and on the beach or active and fast paced.