On Koh Taovisitors can find typical picture-postcard views of coconut palms , bright blue water and beautiful sunsets
The most popular of the beach, Sairee Beach most of the time are crowded with sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded bays and beaches.
Initially this little island had no one living on it, frequented only by local fishermen from near by islands when looking for shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Their lives consisted of collecting coconuts, growing friut and vegetables and of course providing for by fishing.
All the prisoners were all repatriated and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Tao was a desert islandyet again.
Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, outstanding marine life and beautiful landscapes grew, better access was available when safer constructed were brought in to handle the large number of backpackersbeing attracted to the island.
Suddenly the islandferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, laptops not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip-flops?!, and some had children too.
Here they found something more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the wonderful newly found island paradise of Ko Tao.
Captivated by the pure white sandy beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackerssoon arrived in droves.