Local fishermen and farmers realised that merchants from outside the islandwere building up their islandto accommodate the needs of all these new visitors and they too without delay initated a businesses to satisfy the visitors demands.
From the first bamboo A-Frame bungalows on the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of backpackers other wise known as Ferangs.
Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
On Kho Tao tourists can see typical picture-postcard views of shady palms , crystal clear bays and breathtaking mountain views
You can book for a wide range of Bungalowson Ko Tao for every kind of budget, availible to book in advance here.
KoTao islandis located about 75 kilometres east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 21 km in size - so small but not too small.
It began with the original A-Frame bamboo and coconut huts right on the beach for 30 Thai Baht a day, to quite simple thatched bungalows, the local Phangan clans reacted swiftly to this incursion of visitors otherwise called Farangs, by adapting to the business.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Kho Tao has naturally become in the grown into a scuba diverstop destination in SE Asia.