From the first bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of back packers other wise known as farangs.
Starting withing the original coconut and bamboo bungalowson the beach for 20 Thai Baht a night, to very simple thatched huts, the native Thai families decided swiftly to this influx of visitors otherwise named Farangs, by adapting to it.
The early 80's brought to Koh Tao some of the very first back packers from Koh Phangan who were looking for some thing new away from the masses and crowds who were going crazy for the full moon parties on Kho Phangan.
Koh Tao is petite; 21 sq km and half of that too steep to get to.
Without doubt, Kohtaohas some of the best beaches anywhere in the country.
You can book for a wide range of Bungalowson Ko Tao for every kind of budget, availible to book online provided by PhanganIsland.com.
KoTao islandis situated about 75 km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 21 km in size - so small but not too small.
Despite Ko Tao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see plenty of evidence of the huge coconut plantations all over the island.
A huge range of fishes and some fantastic coral reefs offer diversall they need. Other day time activities now include trekking and fishing tours.