This was at the same time that the first settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on which is now known as Sairee Beach.
Throughout the last thirteen years KoTao has changed in many ways as it strived to become one of the best diveislands in Southeast Asia, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Immediately following the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of tourist visiting KohTao have changed, before it had been a Mecca for backpackers, young travellers along their way south to Malaysia and beyond.
The island now has 24 hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir made to ensure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.
Ko Tao's standing spread and promptly enlarged as it widely became known throughout the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
The islandnow has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir made to ensure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.
The settlers lives consisted of harvesting coconuts, developing vegetables & fruit and of course sustaining themselves through fishing. In those days reaching Koh Toa was a dangerous boat ride from the nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted, but the residents continued to increase little by little all the same, even when the simple life was hard and without much return.
The early 80's brought to KoTao some of the first backpackersfrom Koh Panghanwho were looking for some thing new away from the masses & crowds who were going crazy for the full moonparties on Ko Phangan.