Arrivals & departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common practice, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
The 1st generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to harvest & cultivate the very rich.
Their lives consisted mainly of harvesting coconuts, growing friut and vegetables and sustaining through fishing.
It began with the first bamboo and coconut bungalows next to the beach for 30 Thai Baht for a night, to quite simple thatched bungalows, the local island clans reacted swiftly to this influx of strangers otherwise called Farangs, by adapting .
KohTao's reputation spread and quickly got bigger as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
In the beginning of 1980's brought to full moon party on KohPhangan. Here they located something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the back packer network was energetic about the magnificent newly found islandparadise. Mesmerised by the beautiful pure white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-cost living, backpackerssoon came in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then setbacks of several days were regular. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Consequently, as its reputation for gorgeous nature, excellent marine life and remarkable landscapes grew, easier access was made available when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local diveshops available.
Ko Tao's status expanded and quickly improved as it extensively became known throughout the world through adventurous visitors and international travellers.