From the first bamboo A-Frame bungalowson the beach for 15 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of back packers other wise known as Ferangs.
Initially this tiny islandhad no one living on it, visited only by fisherman from near by islands when seeking shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
There is a wide range of Bungalows on Ko Tao for differnt kind of budget, availible to book in advance here.
Koh Tao island is located approximately 60 kilometres east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and its approximatly 21 km in size - so small but not too small.
Starting withing the first bamboo and coconut bungalows on the beach for 20 Thai Baht a day, to quite simple thatched bungalows, the native Phangan families decided swiftly to this arrival of visitors otherwise called Farangs, by adapting .
Koh Taonow has twenty four hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir built to ensure that even in the dryest season there is enough water for all.
A enormous variety of fishes and some amazing coral reefs offer diversall they need. Other day time activities now include trekking and Jungle Treks.
These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam & Khun Oh who reached Ko Tao by boat from the next islandof Ko Phangan, the island was still under protection of the king in those days but it did not stop these fortune seekers from claiming their stake of land.