Haad Tien Beach Resort has been constructed not far from the beachfront, at this place visitors can experience an amazing sunset. The place is a few minutes from the town of Haad Rin.



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Koh Tao still see amazing picture-postcard views of companies in Thailand These days, you can find everything from basic simple bamboo huts with thatched roofs to exotic up-market villas with their very own private swimming pool. In the late 1990's Ko Tao's very first, and until recently, only road was built, the road runs South to North from the far side of Sairee beachto the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao. A new road is being developed on the way to Tanote Bay, and when completed it will open up the far side of Koh Tao for greater development, it is accessable with care at the moment with 4x4. Starting withing the original coconut and bamboo huts on the beachfor thrity Baht a night, to quite simple thatched houses, the native Thai families decided rapidly to this influx of outsiders otherwise called Farangs, by adapting . Local farmers and fishermen realised that business people from other places were creating their island to accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, quickly started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.

Koh Toa's standing broadened and thanks to claim a passion to On June the 18th 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (Rama V 1868-1910) visited Ko Taoand left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach. In the beginning of 1980's brought to KohTao some of the first travellers from Koh Phangan who were seeking for something new away from the crowds and masses who were going barmy for the FullMoon partyon Koh Phangan. Here they found something more than just a new island to discover and soon the backpackernetwork was buzzing about the amazing newly found island paradise. Mesmerised by the beautiful pure white beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the inexpensive living, back-packers soon came in droves. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then setbacks of several days were frequent. Back to the hammock and a world of dreams; The boat comes another day . Subsequently, as its name for dazzling nature, outstanding marinelife and amazing landscapes grew, easier access was made available when improved and safer boats were brought in to deal with the number of back packers, being attracted to the island. Strange, but true, from 1933-1947 Ko Taohoused political prisoners. Being positioned about 65 kilometres from the mainland meant it was hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake.

Koh Phangan who reached Ko Toa's reputation spread and the simple During the last 11 odd years the island has changed in many different ways as it developed to become one of the major dive destinations in Thailand, attracting all levels of divers and water lovers alike. From the days of being a prison, through to its current development, Turtle island has retained it's charm, though it now caters for everyone's requirments and budgets. In 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, requested and got a Royal Pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. Kho Taohas a lot of popular activitiesone being snorkeling at many of Ko Taobeaches.