Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing the islandhas kept its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach. KohTaois little; 22 square kilometer and 50% of that too steep to access.
The prisoners were all repatriated and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and Koh Tao was a desert island yet again.
Koh Tao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
It seems strange that such a tourist paradise should have been first constructed as a prison.
The 1st generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to cultivate and harvest the very rich.
Without doubt, Kohtaohas some of most postcard like beaches anywhere in Thailand.
This was the same year that the 1st settlers laid claim to a large part of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.