These days, you can get everything from basic simple wooden huts with thatched roofs to elegant up-market villas with their very own private swimming pool.
In the late 1990's the islands very first, and until recently, only road was built, it runs North to South from the far side of Sairee beach to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is under construction on the way to Tanote Bay, and when finised it will open up the other side of the islandfor greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
The early 80's brought to Koh Taosome of the first backpackersfrom Kho Phangan who were looking for some thing different away from the crowds and masses who were going mad for the full moonparties on Koh Panghan.
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at the time, requested and got a royal pardon for KoTao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local dive shops available.
You can book for a wide range of Bungalow Resortson Ko Tao for every type of budget, availible for online reservationon this website.
Ko Tao islandis situated approximately 65 km east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and its approximatly 20 km in size - so small but not too small.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local diveshops available.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing Ko Tao has kept its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
The first settlers lives mainly consisted of picking coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and of course providing for by fishing.