People and Culture in Koh Tao islandPopulation : Koh Tao is a fairly recently inhabited island with the first group of people migrating here in 1947 and others arriving mostly from Koh Phangan. The registered population is 1,788 people, recorded in 2010, but the amount of people that actually live here is around 7,000.
Koh Tao is a second home for many non-local Thais and foreigners from around the world with most people coming from Asia and Europe. The majority of people here are from southern Thailand and so use the local southern dialect. Most of the population reside in the three villages of Mae Haad, Sairee and Chalok Baan Kao.
Thai People: Consideration means to thinks of another's fellings and to avoid offending. Hospitality is part of the nature of Thai people who are also friendly, generous and love to help others. Thais are naturally good hosts and at mealtimes will always invite friends or guests that visit or pass by to join them in a meal together.
The Thai people on Koh Tao are nice, easy going and friendly . Many people who have settled on the island have left the busy world behind to enjoy a more simple life and are very happy to be here.