A culture shock to most people, but generally the islandreacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world.
The first settlers lives consisted mainly of harvesting coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course providing for themselves with fishing.
Native farmers and fishermen recognised that business people from other places were expanding Ko Tao to provide all these new visitors and they too immediately launched a businesses to satisfy the clients demands.
Koh Tao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
The early 80's brought to Koh Taosome of the first back packers from Kohpanganwho were looking for something different away from the masses and crowds who were going nuts for the full moonparties on Koh Panghan.
Ko Tao is an islandof real beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday away from stress, kicked back and relaxed or active and fast paced.
The settlers lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course nourishing themselves through fishing. In those days getting to KohTaowas a dangerous boat trip from the nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted, but the inhabitants continued to increase progressively all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without much return.
Kho Tao has to offer many popular activities one being scuba diving at most of the islandbays.