They were all released and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and Koh Taowas deserted yet again.
Not like before 2000, visitors can find now everything from economical plain wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to graceful exclusive villas with their own private facilities and swimming pool.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately Koh Tao has maintained its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Ko Tao is petite; 21 sq km and half of that too steep to get to.
Starting withing the original coconut and bamboo bungalowsnext to the beach for twenty Baht for a night, to quite simple thatched bungalows, the native Phangan families reacted rapidly to this incursion of visitors otherwise named Farangs, by adapting .
While visting Kohtaovisitors can find typical picture-postcard views of shady palms , crystal clear bays and breathtaking sunrises
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam & Khun Oh who reached Ko Tao by boat from the neighboring islandof Kohphangan, Ko Tao was still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't prevent these fortune seekers from staking their claim.
Ko Tao now has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir made to ensure that even in the dry season there is enough water for all.