Ko Tao is petite; 22 sq kilometer and 50% of that too steep to access.
In those days getting to Koh Taorequired a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weatherand seas permitted but the population continued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
Here they discovered some thing more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpacker network was buzzing about the wonderful newly found island paradise of Koh Tao.
In ore by the beautiful beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackers soon arrived in droves.
Koh Tao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
During the last 12 years Koh Toa has transformed in many ways as it strived to become one of the major divedestinations in Thailand, drawing all levels of water lovers and diversalike.
Unlike before 2000, guests can find today everything from inexpensive basic wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to stylish exclusive villas with private facilities and swimming pool.
It has much to offer but it still hasn't lost what attracted backpackershere in the 1st place, its still a petite piece of tropical paradise for everybody to share and enjoy.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Koh Taois about to become in the last years to a divers top destination in South Thailand.