The most popular of the beach, Sairee Beach always are filled up with sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded beaches and bays.
During the last 11 odd years the islandhas changed in many different ways as it developed to become one of the largest diveoperation centres in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Koh Tao is little; 20 square km and fifty per cent of that too steep to access.
On the 18th of june 1899, the then king of Thailand King Chulalongkorn (Rama V 1868-1910) visited KoTao and left his monogram as evidence on a huge rock at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kho Tao evolved in the recent a scuba diversfavorite destination in Asia.
Without doubt, Kho Tao has some of most beautiful beaches anywhere in SE Asia.
The name Koh Taomeans 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 KohTaowas swimming with turtles and the islandwas their main breeding area.
Koh Tao's reputation spread and quickly got bigger as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.