In those days getting to Koh Taorequired a treacherous boat journey from the main land or near by islands, if and when the weatherand seas permitted but the population continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
Their lives mainly consisted of cultivating coconuts, developing vegetables and fruit and of course nourishing themselves through fishing. In those early days reaching Koh Toa was a dangerous boat journey from the nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the weather& seas permitted, but the residents continued to grow little by little all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without a great deal of reward.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local dive centres available.
The island of Kohtao is one of Thailand's real tropical gems. Blessed with postcard like beaches and hidden bays, tourists from many different countries come back every year to experience the amazing Thai culture.
KoTao is surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
On June the 18th 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (Rama V 1868-1910) visited Koh Taoand left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach.
The Islandhas to offer many popular activities one being diving at many of bays.
Strange, but true, from 1933 until 1947 KohTaohoused political prisoners. Being located about 75 km from Suratthani or Chumporn meant it was hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake.