As colourful above as it is below, the humble island of Koh Tao, is the place to mark on the map while you plan for your next vacation. Located in the gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao is a quiet town with a population just below two thousand. The island is becoming popular among tourists and travellers from around the world. The beaches especially the turtle beach from which the island derives its name, are havens for marine life and most interestingly the turtles that come there to breed. Another attraction is the Chumphon pinnacle, a diving spot, which promises glimpses of bull sharks and whale sharks, native to the waters.