No doubt, Kho Tao has some of the best beaches anywhere in the country.
Ko Tao's standing increased and briskly enlarged as it broadly became known throughout the world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
The very first generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and began to harvest & cultivate the on offer.
Consequently, as its reputation for gorgeous nature, outstanding marine life and beautiful landscapes grew, better access was made available as soon as better built were brought in to handle the large number of visitors being attracted to the island.
Kho Tao's climateis the whole year a perfect for a holiday. Blue-sky days and a nice ocean breeze are the norm. The best time for a visit, end of December to the end of March is the perfect tropical islandweather.
It seems strange that such a tourist paradise should have been first setup as a prison.
Attracted by the wonderful coral reefs surrounding Ko Tao, and the quick growth in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies have started diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn designed exclusive resortsfor their clientele, and over the years several of these resortshave become quite plush.
Throughout the last thirteen years Ko Toa has transformed in a number of ways as it developed to become one of the foremost diveislands in Southeast Asia, drawing all levels of water lovers and diversalike.