Suddenly the islandferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, portable computers not guitars, and what is this; trainers not flip-flops?!, and some had children as well.
The first generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to harvest and cultivate the very rich.
Starting withing the first A-Frame bamboo and coconut bungalows right on the beach for 30 Thai Baht for a night, to quite simple thatched huts, the native Phangan families reacted quickly to this incursion of outsiders otherwise named Farangs, by adapting to the business.
In the beginning of 1980's brought to KoToa some of the very first people from KoPhangan who were searching for something new away from the masses and crowds who were going nuts for the full moon party on Koh Phangan. Here they discovered something more than just a new island to discover and soon the back-packer network was vivacious about the magnificent newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the beautiful pure white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon came in droves. Departure and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were frequent. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Consequently, as its name for dazzling nature, excellent marine life and mind-blowing landscapes grew, simple access was offered when improved and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of backpackers, being engrossed to the island.
Koh Taoconsists of a tropical paradise with a lot of shaddy palms and bright turquoise waters.
Attracted by the outstanding coral reefs surrounding KohTao, and the growth in sport scuba diving, quite a few companies have established diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn developed exclusive resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite plush.
Ko Tao is small; 21 sq km and fifty per cent of that too steep to access.
Departures and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day.