If you need some help arranging some day trips while on the Island Haad Tien Beach Resort will assist you, the staff is very helpful and has a good idea of what is going on on the island and the surroundings.



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Koh Phangan. Departures & 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. The first settlers lives mainly consisted of collecting coconuts, growing vegetables and fruit and sustaining by fishing. Kho Taohas many popular activitiesone being scuba divingat many of Kho Taobays. Surrounded by pure clear waters, Ko Tao evolved in the last years to a scuba divers top destination in Asia.

Koh Tao's prisoners were rich soil and charm The settlers lives consisted of cultivating coconuts, growing fruit & vegetables and of course nourishing themselves with fishing. In those days reaching Ko Toa was a treacherous boat trip from nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas & weather permitted, but the residents continued to multiply steadily all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without a large amount return. Despite KoTao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You will still see loads of evidence of the large coconut plantations all over the island. In the early days getting to KoTao required a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the weather & seas permitted but the population continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.

Koh Tao was full of Chalok Baan Kao. The most popular of the beach, Sairee Beachalways are crowded with sun worshippers but there's also quieter, more hidden beachesand bays. This small island was still under Royal Patronage in those days, but it didn't stop those fortune hunters from staking their claim. The very first generation of today's community started to settle when they brought their families to Koh Toa and began to cultivate and harvest the rich soil and natural resources on offer. Although it still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for plantations. You can still see lots of evidence of the huge plantations everywhere on the island. KohTao is a tiny island, only 22 square km and nearly half of that too rugged to attain. In the begining the island was not occupied, frequented only by fisherman from nearby islands when looking for refuge during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies. It seems odd that such a tourist paradiseshould have been initially set up as a penal island. Strange, but true. From about 1933 until 1947 the island was home to political prisoners. Being almost 70 kilometers from the mainland meant it was moderately escape proof! Alcatraz...piece of cake. KohTao is surrounded by a lot of Whale sharks & Black Tip Sharks as well. No question, Kohtao has some of the best beachesanywhere in Thailand.