What happened on Koh Tao?
The Koh Tao murders involved the death of two British tourists in Thailand in 2014. On 15 September, the bodies of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were found on Sairee Beach on the island of Koh Tao, between 4 and 5 am, a few hours after their deaths.
Why is Koh Tao called Turtle island?
Good Morning Koh Tao Koh Tao is a paradise island located in the Gulf of Thailand. The name in English means ‘Turtle Island’ as there use to be an abundance of turtles around its shores.
Can you walk around Koh Tao?
Koh Tao is a small island and it’s possible to walk about and explore most of it in 3–4 days. The roads here are about 80% concrete, and the remainder is dirt track. The main roads are fairly new and wide and there are continuing roadworks around the island.
Does Koh Tao have an airport?
There is No airport on Koh Tao. Flights from Singapore to Koh Samui with SilkAir or Bangkok Airways, from Koh Samui airport you go to the pier and take a ferry to Koh Tao.
What is a Koh Tao?
Koh tao translates as “Turtle island”, so named because of it’s shape and also there were many of turtles living around. We have a wide variety of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. All of our rooms are set in our landscaped gardens, either directly behind the beach or a short walk away.
What is Ko Tao Island famous for?
Tourism. Ko Tao is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist spots. Although the Bangkok Post cannot decide if it receives 132,000 or three million visitors a year, it does receive a lot. The island is well known for scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as hiking, rock climbing, and bouldering.
What is the population of Ko Tao?
its official population was 1,382. The main settlement is Ban Mae Haad. The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered on tourism, especially scuba diving. Scuba diving is extremely popular in Ko Tao due to clear visibility, inexpensive pricing and the range of sealife to be seen.
Where to eat at Koh Tao?
The Corner at Koh Tao, 1/80 Moo 3 (left turn between Mini Golf and The Castle), ☎ 0875183100 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). 11.30am – 11pm. Relaxing beer garden serving thai and western cuisine, kitchen open till late edit You can usually find accommodation at the pier when you arrive.