KoTao now has twenty four hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir made to make sure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.
In the beginning of 80's brought to Koh Taosome of the first people from Ko Phanganwho were looking for something new away from the masses and crowds who were going nuts for the full moonparties on Koh Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new islandto discover and soon the backpackernetwork was vivacious about the amazing newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the stunning powdery white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the low-priced living, back-packers soon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then hold-ups of several days were frequent. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Consequently, as its reputation for dazzling nature, excellent marine life and wonderful landscapes grew, easier access was offered when enhanced and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of backpackers, being attracted to the island.
The early 80's brought to Ko Tao some of the very first backpackers from Kho Phangan who were looking for something new away from the masses & crowds who were going nuts for the full moon parties on Koh Panghan.
Over the last thirteen years KohTao has transformed in many ways as it strived to become one of the best dive islands in Southeast Asia, drawing all levels of water lovers and divers alike.
Over the last thirteen years KohTaohas transformed in many ways as it strived to become one of the best diveislands in Southeast Asia, drawing all levels of water lovers and diversalike.
A enormous variety of fishes and some beautiful coral reefs offer divers all they need. Other activities now include kayaking and Jungle Treks.
A culture shock to many, but generally the islandreacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change has taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe.
Departures & arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.