There are many fantastic places to visit which are near to the Haad Tien Beach Resort and which will revela the beauty of the Island to you.



From about half of being snorkeling at the low-priced living on the two square kilometres and a dangerous boat comes another

KOH TAO

Koh Tao. Around 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, asked for & received a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. They were released and moved to Suratthani on the mainland and the island was discarded once more. This was the same year that the original settlers laid claim to a big segment of terrain on what is currently recognized as Sairee Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who came to Koh Toa by a boat from the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. From the first A-Frame bamboo and coconut huts right on the beachfor 30 Thai Baht for a day, to very simple thatched houses, the native island families reacted fast to this arrival of visitors otherwise known as Farangs, by adapting to it. Here they discovered something more then just a new island to explore and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the wonderful newly found island paradiseof Koh Tao. In ore by the beautiful beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, backpackers soon arrived in droves.

Koh Tao evolved in Thailand. A culture shock to many, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of island has changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the largest dive destinations in Thailand, bringing all levels of divers and water lovers alike.

Koh Panghan Ko Toa's reputation spread and safer boats and when About 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at that time, requested and received a royal pardon for the islands political prisoners and thanks to a affable act by His Majesty the King. They were released and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and the island was isolated once again. This was the same year that the first settlers laid claim to a big piece of terrain on what is at this time identified as Sai Ree Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who came to KoTao by a boat from the neighbouring island of Ko Phangan. Strange, but true, from 1933 until 1947 KohTao was home to political prisoners. Being situated approximately 75 kilometres from the mainland meant it was very hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake. KohTao is petite; 21 sq kilometer and 50% of that too steep to access.