There is a wide range of Guesthouses and Bungalowson Koh Taofor differnt type of budget, availible to book online on this website.
KohTao islandis located approximately 65 km east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 21 km in size - so small but not too small.
The name KohTaomeans Turtle Island; some say that the name is from the islands shape which is meant to look like an upside down turtle whilst others maintain its from the days when the water around Koh Taowas rich with turtles and Koh Tao was their breeding site.
These days, you can find everything from basic simple wooden bungalows with thatched roofs to exotic up-market villas with their very own private swimming pool.
In the late 1990's KohTao's first, and until recently, only road was constructed, the road runs North to South from the far side of Sairee to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is being developed on the way to Tanote Bay, and once completed it will open up the far side of the island for greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
It began with the first A-Frame coconut and bamboo bungalows right on the beach for 30 Baht a day, to quite simple thatched huts, the native island families reacted swiftly to this influx of strangers otherwise called Farangs, by adapting to it.
Here they discovered some thing more then just a new islandto explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the exiting newly found tropical islandparadise of KoTao.
Mesmerised by the beautiful beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle as well, just check out our web site for all the local diveshops available.
During the last 10 odd years the island has changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the major divedestinations in Thailand, bringing all levels of divers and water lovers alike.