Around 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at that time, requested and got a royal pardon for the islands political prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. They were released and transported to Suratthani on the nearby mainland and the islandwas uninhabited once more. This was the same year that the initial settlers laid claim to a large part of land on what is currently identified as Sairee Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who came to KoToa by a boat from the next islandof Ko Phangan.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam & Khun Oh who reached the island by boat from the neighboring island of Koh Phangan, Koh Taowas still under protection of the king in those days but it did not prevent those fortune seekers from staking their claim.
Starting withing the original coconut and bamboo bungalows right on the beach for 20 Thai Baht a day, to very simple thatched houses, the local Phangan clans reacted quickly to this incursion of strangers otherwise known as Farangs, by adapting to it.
During the last 13 years KoToa has transformed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the major dive destinations in Southeast Asia, bringing in all levels of divers and water lovers alike.
Starting withing the original coconut and bamboo bungalowsright on the beach for 20 Thai Baht a day, to very simple thatched houses, the local Phangan clans reacted quickly to this incursion of strangers otherwise known as Farangs, by adapting to it.
Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, unique marine life and beautiful landscapes grew, easier access was became available as soon as newer constructed were brought in to handle the number of back packers being attracted to the island.Kohtao is a nice islandnear of Koh Phangan.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Kho Tao changed in the recent a diverstop destination in Asia.