During the last 12 odd years the islandhas changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the major divedestinations in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Ko Tao now has twenty four hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to ensure that even in the dry season there is enough water for all.
Engrossed by the beautiful coral reefs around KoTao, and the growth in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies started a scuba diving shop on Koh Tao. These companies in turn developed accommodation for their clients, and over the years a lot of these places transformed into quite luxurious.
The island of Kho Tao is one of the country's interesting tropical gems. Blessed with golden beaches and secluded bays, people from all over the world come again year after year to soak up the unique feeling of the island.
Their lives consisted mainly of harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and of course sustaining with fishing.
Initially this little islandhad no one living on it, visited only by fisherman from near by islands when looking for shelter during thunder storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
This was at the same time that the first settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on which is now known as Sairee Beach.
Ko Toa's reputation spread and rapidly improved as it extensively became known throughout the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.