The name Ko Tao means Turtle Island; some say that the name is due to the islands outline which is meant to appear to be an upside down turtle while many others maintain it's from the days when the sea surrounding the islandwas rich with turtles and the islandwas their breeding spot.
During the last twelve years Koh Tao has altered in many ways as it strived to become one of the major dive destinations in Thailand, bringing in all levels of divers and water lovers alike.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Koh Tao by boat from the next island of Koh Phangan, KohTao was still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't prevent these fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
The islandof Koh Taois one of Thailand's real tropical gems. Blessed with postcard like beaches and secluded bays, people from all over the world come back year after year to experience the unforgettable Thai culture.
Ko Tao is an islandof real beauty and charm, a place, where visitors can have a holiday away from stress, lazy and relaxed or active and fast paced.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached Koh Taoby boat from the next island of Koh Phangan, KohTaowas still under protection of the king in those days but it didn't prevent these fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.
It has lots to offer but it still hasn't lost what attracted back packers here in the 1st place, it is still a petite piece of paradise for everyone to share and enjoy.