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Koh Tao

Listed under Islands in Thailand.

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The new Koh Samui, and now more like the book ‘The Beach’ than the actual ‘Beach’ or the ‘Beach’ it was filmed on. Think unspoiled by footprints and coveted secretly by divers for its warm waters and colourful marine population. Think also tiny, white sandy, private coves, jungle vegetation and perfect tropical views.

As well as the divers and those who have discovered the island and kept quiet about its beauty, it has a local population of around 2,000 and lots of Green and Hawksbill Turtles who stop here annually to breed, and that’s about it. The main town is Sairee behind a gorgeous white sandy beach and that’s where the bungalows and building sites of the new resorts are based.

Game fishing is the new diving and the roads are starting to get paved so you’d better get in fast before another island takes its place as the new Koh Samui.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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