Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kohtaois about to become in the last years to a scuba diversfavorite destination in Asia.
While visting Kohtao you can see typical picture-postcard views of coconut palms , bright blue water and amazing sunsets
The settlers lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, developing fruit & vegetables and of course nourishing themselves with fishing. In those days reaching Ko Toa was a dangerous boat journey from nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas & weather permitted, but the residents continued to enlarge steadily all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without a great deal of reward.
Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, outstanding marine life and beautiful landscapes got bigger, easier access was became available when newer built were brought in to handle the large number of backpackersbeing attracted to the island.
A culture shock to most people, but generally the islandreacted 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 different food from around the world. KohTaois surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
From the original bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 20 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of strangers other wise known as Ferangs.