Koh Tao - The Island
This wonderful island – Koh Tao, lies in the Blue Gulf of Thailand, the northern most islands in the Samui Archipelago.
It wasn’t until 1947 that the early settlers can to stay on Koh Tao. The first families here had a tough, but satisfying life working the land to produce fruits and vegetables bartering with the neighbouring islanders, and passing fisherman.
Within a short 20 years, a small community had developed, the islanders were all ‘feeling good’, a weekly boat use to visit with supplies, and trade with the small local populations. It was with these cargo boats, that the first tourists ventured into Koh Tao. Adventurous backpackers were the first to witness the pristine and tropical paradise. As the local population grew, so did the number of tourists.
Those early back packers found their way to Koh Samui during the 1970’s, yet, it was a further 15 years before you would see a tourist on Koh Tao. At first, the island was mostly for relaxation and a little diving…maybe some time tomorrow…
But slowly and surely, tourism on the island expanded into what we have today. Now days Koh Tao is more well known as a diving mecca, it isn’t so easy to find the peace and abundant nature that was the islands main attraction those years before.
There are still many fantastic spots, and I am sure you will be blown away by the beauty of this island, but be prepared as some areas can be crowded.
Today in Koh Tao you can find the full scope of Thai tourism. Bars and nightlife are plenty in the busy areas; Small tucked away spot still exist in some of the more secluded bays. Being such a small island nothing is far from each other, our island is only 8km by 2km, you will find top international restaurants, yoga and other activities. But most important when you come to Koh Tao you will feel the vibration of the sea and feel what it’s like to live on a small tropical island.
August 11 - August 20, 2021 - Limited Spots
Baan Talay Resort, Koh Tao, Thailand
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OUR RETREAT IN AUGUST… INDIAN SUMMER
The wind turns at this time of year blowing all the way across the Indian Ocean so by the time the wind hits the west coast of Thailand the waves are big and powerful. Fortunately koh tao is on the east coast of Thailand so the wind slows down as it passes over the mainland. However at this time we do get a fresh cooling breeze & occasional days of relatively big waves. If the monsoon is heavy on the west coast, it can rain at this time, afternoon storms can be very typical especially in August but they don’t last long & weather is still generally pretty sunny throughout the day. Diving is best on the East side of the island where the sea is flat and calm, crystal clear & teeming with marine life. A good season for turtles too.