Unlike before 2000, guests can find now everything from inexpensive basic wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to stylish up-market villas with a private facilities and swimming pool.
Their lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and of course nourishing themselves through fishing. In those early days getting to Ko Toa was a treacherous boat trip from nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted, but the inhabitants continued to enlarge progressively all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without a great deal of reward.
KoTao now has twenty four hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir built to make sure that even in the dryest periods there is enough water for all.
Now a days, you can get everything from cheap simple bamboo huts with thatched roofs to exotic up-market villas with their very own private swimming pool.
In the late 1990's KoTao's very first, and until recently, only road was constructed, it 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 finised it will open up the other side of Koh Tao for greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
A huge range of fishes and some fantastic coral reefs offer diversa unique experience. Other activities now include kayaking and Mountain Treks.
In those days getting to KoTao required a treacherous boat trip from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weather& seas permitted but the population continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
You can book for a wide range of Bungalow Resortson Ko Tao for every kind of budget, availible for online reservationon this website.
KoTao islandis situated approximately 65 kilometres east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 20 km in size - so small but not too small.