|Koh Tao is a beautiful islandnext to famous Samui. KohTaonow has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to make sure that even in the dryest season there is enough water for all.
A enormous range of fishes and some beautiful coral reefs offer divers unrivalled adventures. Other activities now include kite surfing and Boat tours.
The island was still under Royal Patronage in the early days, but it did not stop those fortune hunters from staking their claim. The first generation of todays community started to settle when they brought their families to KoTao and began to farm and reap the rich soil and natural resources the island had to offer. Despite it still being under Royal Patronage, acres of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see plenty of verification of the massive plantations everywhere on the island.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local diveshops available. Kohtaois an islandof impressive beauty and charm, a place, where visitors can have a holiday away from stress, kicked back and relaxed or active and fast paced.
The settlers lives consisted of cultivating coconuts, developing fruit and vegetables and of course sustaining themselves with fishing. In those early days getting to Koh Taorequired a dangerous boat journey from the nearby islands or the main land, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted, but the population continued to multiply little by little all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without much return.
It has lots to offer but it hasn't lost what attracted back packers here in the first place, its still a little piece of paradise for everybody to share and enjoy.