Koh Tao's reputation spread and quickly grew as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
The given name Koh Toa means Turtle Island; many say that the given name is due to the islands outline which is meant to look like an upturned turtle whilst many others claim it is from the day's when the water near the islandwas rich with turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.
A huge range of fishes and some amazing coral reefs offer divers unrivalled adventures. Other activities now include trekking and Jungle Treks.
KoTao is small; 20 sq kilometer and 50% of that too steep to get to.
It seems wierd that such a tourist paradise should have been originally earmarked as a prison.
From the original bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of back packers other wise known as Ferangs.Kohtao is a beautiful islandin the gulf of Thailand. Koh Taois an islandof real beauty and charm, a place, where you can have a holiday away from stress, lazy and relaxed or active and fast paced.