Tanote Bay located on the east coast of Koh Tao boasts a large sandy beach area, beautiful boulder rock formations, and aqua water perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There isn't much natural shade on this beach so visitors are encouraged to protect themselves with sunscreen or long clothing. There are a few resorts, restaurants and dive shops operating from the beach ensuring that all beach goers have their needs met from food to equipment and rest. The waters are home to corals in hues of greens, blues, and purples along with rocks covered in Christmas tree worms in a riot of colour. Exploration of this beach is a holiday must, however caution should be taken when driving to Tanote Bay. The road is a combination of paved concrete and dirt track that can be steep and dangerous for inexperienced riders. Boats and taxis can be hired for the journey to this wonderful beach.