They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who got to Ko Tao by boat from the next islandof Koh Panghan, the islandwas still under Royal Patronage in those days but it did not stop those fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
Over the last 13 years KohTaohas altered in many ways as it strived to become one of the foremost diveislands in Southeast Asia, bringing in all levels of water lovers and diversalike.
The Island has many popular things to do one being scuba diving at most of Kho Tao bays.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who got to Ko Tao by boat from the next island of Koh Panghan, the island was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it did not stop those fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
A enormous variety of marine life and some beautiful coral reefs offer diversall they need. Other activities now include kite surfing and fishing tours.
Their lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course sustaining themselves with fishing. In those days getting to Koh Toa required a dangerous boat trip from the nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas and weatherpermitted, but the inhabitants continued to multiply progressively all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without much return.
From the original A-Frame coconut and bamboo huts right on the beach for 20 Thai Baht a night, to very simple thatched houses, the native Phangan families decided rapidly to this influx of strangers otherwise known as Farangs, by adapting .
Not like a few years ago, you can find today everything from inexpensive plain wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to elegant chic villas with a private swimming pool and facilities.