KoToa's status expanded and briskly amplified as it broadly became known all over the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
Fascinated by the stunning coral reefs around Koh Toa, and the development in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies established a diving shop on Koh Tao. These enterprises in turn developed accommodationfor their clientele, and over the years a lot of these resortschanged into a quite plush.
Now a days, you can find everything from basic simple wooden bungalows with palm leaf roofs to elegant high class villas with their very own exclusive swimming pool.
In the late 1990's Ko Tao's very first, and until recently, only road was laid, the road runs North to South from the far side of Sairee to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is under construction on the way to Tanote Bay, and when completed it will open up the far side of Koh Tao for greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
KohTao is surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kohtaois about to become in the recent a diverstop destination in Thailand.
Strange, but true, from 1933-1947 Koh Taowas home to political prisoners. Being situated about 65 kilometres from Suratthani or Chumporn meant it was hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake. Kohtaohas to offer many popular activities one being scuba diving at most of bays.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam & Khun Oh who reached the islandby boat from the next islandof Koh Phangan, the island was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn't prevent those fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.