Ko Tao is situated in a amazing paradise with many coconut palms and green turquoise waters.
In 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at the time, requested and received a royal pardon for Koh Tao's prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King.
The most visited of the bay, Sairee Beach especially in high season are crowded with sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded bays and beaches.
KohTao's reputation spread and quickly amplified as it extensively became known throughout the world through adventurous visitors and international travellers.
The name KoTao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is from the islands shape which is meant to look like an inverted down turtle whilst others maintain its from the days when the water around Ko Tao was swimming with turtles and Koh Taowas their breeding area.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local divecentres available.
KohTao's reputation spread and quickly increased as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Ko Tao has naturally become in the last years to a scuba diversfavorite destination in SE Asia.