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Koh Tao: A tropic island for the adventuresome at heart…

Many travelers want to go somewhere exotic, but to live the way that they do at home. A large proportion of tourists, however, go abroad with the express intent of getting away from their regular lives. There are certainly a number of rustic and pristine destinations all over the world to foot this bill, but they are always decreasing in number as more people discover and exploit them.

Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao also called the turtle island.Despite a recent explosion in tourism and even settlement, there are numerous islands in the Gulf of Thailand which have not been exploited in this way. Koh Tao (which in Thai means "Turtle Island", named so because of its iconic shape) is a perfect example. While it has served a steadily growing number of tourists over recent years, particularly diving and fishing enthusiasts, the island remains well preserved even by stringent Thai standards.

Famous rock called Koh Tao BoulderKoh Tao, unlike her larger sisters Samui and Phangan to the south, was not settled in ancient times, and has not supported any significant population in the modern era until the middle part of the 20th century. Prior to that, it was sporadically farmed and used as a port for fishermen. King Rama V (also known as King Chulalongkorn, one of Thailand's most revered kings) came to Koh Tao in 1899 and left his mark on a boulder here, an object of great reverence to this day for the locals.

Nowadays, you will find Koh Tao to be a lovely, unspoiled spot. It is rough around the edges without being too harsh. Posh accommodations are indeed available, but if you choose to be totally pampered on Koh Tao you are missing out on its greatest offerings.  The diving and fishing here are just about the best you can find anywhere in the world.

Diving in Koh TaoKoh Tao is surrounded by deep, reef filled waters, which means that underwater life will be abounding. It’s not difficult to find scuba outfitters and instructors here. In fact, inexpensive scuba certification is one of the primary businesses flourishing on Tao. 

The other industry, deep sea fishing, is driving people in droves to Koh Tao. Anywhere else in the world, the fishing excursions available here would probably cost twice or three times as much. Tao is right on the border of the continental shelf and the deep sea drop off, a perfect point to launch your very own deep sea fishing expedition. Marlin, sailfish, and mackerel are the most popular quarry.

View of Koh Tao in Thailand.The beaches of Koh Tao are not to be underestimated. In fact, the laid back and unexploited nature of their boulder-smattered beaches has become quite the draw for young, restless, and alternative seeking travelers. If you want to get to Koh Tao, you’ll need to get there by ferry. There are several options available for you, from several points on the Thai coast, but you’ll be best served by phiphi-ferry.com.

Koh Tao Boat pier.When you’re in Thailand, you want to see as much of the beauty and take in as much of the culture as you possibly can. Visits to the islands and coastal resorts can be for a day, or as long as a week if you so choose. www.phiphi-ferry.com wants to take you to those special places.
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