The very first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to cultivate and harvest the very rich.
Kho Tao is in the middle of a amazing paradise full of postcard like palms and crystal clear turquoise waters.Kho Tao is a little island near Chumphon.
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.
KohTao's reputation spread and rapidly grew as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
On June the 18th 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn visited KohTaoand left his monogram as evidence on a huge boulder at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach.
Now a days, you can get everything from basic simple bamboo bungalowswith palm leaf roofs to elegant up-market villas with their very own exclusive swimming pool.
In the late 1990's the islands first, and until recently, only road was built, it runs South to North from the far side of Sairee beach to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is under construction towards Tanote Bay, and once completed it will open up the far side of the islandfor better development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
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 also, quickly started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.