A huge variety of marine life and some beautiful coral reefs offer diversall they need. Other activities now include kayaking and Jungle Treks.
The name Koh Taomeans Turtle Island; some say that the name is from the islands shape which is meant to look like an inverted down turtle whilst others say its from the days when the water around Koh Taowas rich with turtles and the islandwas their breeding site.
KohTao is petite; 20 sq km and fifty percent of that too steep to get to.
Koh Tao is full of undeveloped beaches and mountains.
The 1st generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and began to cultivate and harvest the very rich.Kohtao is a little islandnext to famous Samui.
They were all repatriated and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and KoTao was deserted yet again.
It seems strange that such a tourist paradise should have been first setup as a prison.