It has so much to offer but it hasn't lost what attracted travellers here in the 1st place, it's still a petite piece of paradise for everyone to share and enjoy.
It seems wierd that such a tourist tropical paradise should have been first constructed as a prison.
The name Koh Tao means Turtle Island; most say that the name is due to the islands outline which is meant to look like an upturned turtle whilst many others declare it is from the day's when the water close to the island was rich with turtles and the island was their breeding area.
There is a wide range of Bungalows on Ko Tao for every type of budget, availible to book online provided by PhanganIsland.com.
Ko Tao island is positioned approximately 65 km east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 20 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
During the last 11 odd years the islandhas changed in many different ways as it developed to become one of the largest divedestinations in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
The most popular of the beach, Sairee Beach always are filled up with sun worshippers but there's also quieter, more secluded beaches and bays.
Straight after the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the type of visitors visiting KohTaohave changed, previously it had been a Mecca for backpackers, young travellers along their way south to Malaysia and beyond.
The islandof Ko Tao is one of the country's true tropical paradise. Blessed with white beaches and hidden bays, visitors from all over the world come back every year to soak up the unforgettable Thai culture.