Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing the islandhas maintained its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
This was at the same time that the 1st settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on what is now known as Sairee Beach.
Now a days, you can get everything from cheap simple bamboo bungalows with thatched roofs to elegant up-market villas with their own private swimming pool.
In the late 1990's KoTao's first, and until recently, only road was constructed, the road runs South to North from the far side of Sairee beach to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao.
A new road is being developed towards Tanote Bay, and when finised it will open up the other side of the island for greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment by 4x4.
In the begeining this little island had no one living on it, frequented only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during storms at sea or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Without question, Kohtaohas some of most postcard like beaches anywhere in the country. Koh Taois petite; 22 sq km and fifty per cent of that too steep to get to.
While visting Koh Taovisitors can see amazing picture-postcard views of swaying palms , bright blue water and amazing sunsets
All through the last thirteen years KohTaohas changed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the foremost diveislands in Southeast Asia, bringing in all levels of water lovers and diversalike.