Situated at one end of the spectacular twelve kilometre Shela Beach on the Indian Ocean. Flanked by ancient sand dunes, the beach is one of the few remaining untouched, empty stretches of coastline in Kenya. White sands, excellent swimming and an idyllic setting for a walk at dawn or sunset.
Peponi is a hotel on the exotic island of Lamu, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya. The hotel is still run by the Korschen family, who opened the hotel in 1967 and which still retains much of the character and charm that it had then. Small and personal, it is the perfect rest after a safari or a hide away holiday from modern life.
Peponi has just 29 rooms, which are divided into suites, superior and standard rooms. All rooms at Peponi have ocean views. Suites and Superior rooms are differentiated by their location, size and private outside area with swing bed. All rooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets, showers (no baths), fresh flowers, and personal safes.
Enjoy the fresh seafood and sushi or traditional Swahili style cooking, our innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and stunning settings offers some of the best dining in East Africa.
The grounds of the hotel offer some spectacular places to eat. Enjoy lunch on the roof terrace, dine under the stars or in the more formal dining room. Peponi’s legendary bar is a favourite watering hole for guests and Shela village inhabitants alike. Enjoy our famous house cocktail “Old Pal” or enjoy a fresh juice on the veranda as the dhows sail by.