Here they found something more then just a new islandto explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the fantastic newly found islandparadise of Ko Tao.
In ore by the tropical beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.
The early 1980's brought to Ko Tao some of the first visitors from Koh Phanganwho were seeking for something innovative away from the crowds and masses who were going nuts for the full moonparties on KoPhangan. Here they located something more than just a new island to explore and soon the back-packer groups were buzzing about the magnificent newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the stunning crystal white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the economical living, back packers soon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then hold-ups of several days were common. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . As a result, as its name for elegant nature, unique marine life and astonishing landscapes grew, simple access was obtainable when improved and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of visitors, being engrossed to the island.
They were all repatriated and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and the island was a desert island yet again.
Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip-flops?!, and some had children too.
The name Koh Taomeans Turtle Island; many say that the given name is due to the islands shape which is meant to appear to be an upturned turtle whilst others maintain it is from the day's when the water near the islandwas rich with turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.
Ko Tao is in the middle of a amazing paradise with many shaddy palms and green turquoise waters.
Their lives consisted mainly of harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and of course providing for themselves by fishing.
The early 80's brought to KohTaosome of the first back packers from Kohphanganwho were looking for some thing new away from the masses and crowds who were going crazy for the full moonparties on Kohpangan.