Engrossed by the striking coral reefs around KoTao, and the growth in recreational scuba diving, some enterprises set up a scuba diving businesses on the island. These enterprises in turn developed resortsfor their clientele, and after a while a lot of these resorts transformed into quite plush.
The most visited of the beach, Sairee Beach always are crowded with sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded bays and beaches.
A enormous range of marine life and some fantastic coral reefs offer divers unrivalled adventures. Other day time activities now include kayaking and fishing tours.
Ko Tao is petite; 20 sq km and fifty per cent of that too steep to access.
KoTao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
Local fishermen and farmers quickly realised that business people from other places were developing their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, quickly began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the customers demands.
This was the same year that the first settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.