From the days of being a prison, through to its current re-development, Turtle islandhas retained it's magic, though it now caters for everybody's needs and costs.
Now a days, you can get everything from basic simple wooden huts with palm leaf roofs to exotic up-market villas with their very own exclusive swimming pool.
In the late 1990's the islands very first, and until recently, only road was laid, it runs North to South from the far side of Sairee beach to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is being developed on the way to Tanote Bay, and when finised it will open up the far side of Koh Taofor better development, it is accessable with care at the moment with 4x4.
On Ko Tao visitors can see typical picture-postcard views of swaying palms , crystal clear water and breathtaking sunrises
There is a wide range of Bungalows on Koh Tao for every type of budget, availible to book online on this website.
KoTao island is positioned 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.
Koh Tao is a nice islandsouth of thailand.
Ko Tao has a lot of popular activities one being diving at most of Ko Tao bays.
Consequently, as its reputation for gorgeous nature, outstanding marine life and amazing landscapes grew, easier access was available as soon as better built were brought in to handle the large number of backpackersbeing attracted to the island.
KoTao now has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir built to ensure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.