Surrounded by pure clear waters, Koh Taochanged in the grown into a diverstop destination in Thailand.
The name KoTao means Turtle Island; most say that the given name is due to the islands appearance which is meant to appear to be an upside down turtle while others say it's from the day's when the sea near the islandwas rich with turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.
Ko Tao has many undeveloped remote beaches and coves.
KohTao is little; 21 sq km and fifty percent of that too steep to access.
Here they discovered something more then just a new islandto explore and soon the back packer network was buzzing about the wonderful newly found tropical islandparadise of KoTao.
Hyptomised by the beautiful beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.Kho Tao is a nice island near Chumphon.
They were all released and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Tao was a desert island yet again.
Immediately following the horrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the type of visitors coming to Ko Tao have changed, before it had been a Mecca for backpackers, year out students along their way Chiang Mai and beyond.