Krabi province lies further to the South, and offers a selection of beaches to the east of the town on the mainland. Ao Nang is the most famous and established of its beach resort areas, but the hotels and beaches on the Railay promontory offer even more seclusion. Krabi offers fine beaches and lovely offshore islands. The local Government here strictly controls matters to preserve the natural beauty of the area, banning jet skis and motorized water sports, and even beach umbrellas. The islands of Phi Phi and up and coming Koh Lanta also fall within Krabi’s borders, although these both take some effort in getting to. From Krabi Airport, the transfer to Lanta can take 3 to 4 hours by road and ferry, but the lovely beaches and resorts on offer make the journey worthwhile.