Local fishermen and farmers quickly realised that business people from other places were creating their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, quickly started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.
Straight after the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the type of visitors visiting Koh Taohave changed, before it had been a Mecca for back packers, year out students along their way North to Bangkok and beyond.
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 a world of dreams, the boat will come another day.
Ko Tao now has 24 hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to make sure that even in the dryest periods there is enough water for all.
KoTao is small; 22 square km and fifty per cent of that too steep to access.Ko Tao is a little islandnear of Koh Phangan.
The islandof Kho Tao is one of Thailand's true tropical gems. Blessed with sunny beaches and hidden bays, people from all over the world come back every year to soak up the amazing feeling of the island.
These were the twin brothers Khun Oh and Khun Ueam who reached Koh Taoby boat from the next island of Koh Phangan, the island was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn't stop those fortune seekers from staking their claim.