|Kho Tao is a amazing island near Chumphon.
In the begeining this little islandwas not inhabited, visited only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during thunder storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
In the begeining this little island was not inhabited, visited only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during thunder storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
From the days of being a prison camp, through to its current development, Turtle island has retained it's magic, though it now caters for everyones requirments and costs.
Not like a few years ago, you can get today everything from low-priced basic wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to stylish high-class villas with a private swimming pool and facilities.
From the very 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.
During the last 12 years KohTaohas changed in a number of ways as it developed to become one of the major divedestinations in Thailand, bringing in all levels of water lovers and diversalike.
A huge variety of marine life and some beautiful coral reefs offer divers all they need. Other activities now include kite surfing and Mountain Treks.