Peponi is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya. Peponi 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 is situated at one end of the spectacular 12 km 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.
Whether it be for fresh seafood and sushi or traditional Swahili style cooking,the innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and stunning settings offers some of the best dining in East Africa.
Peponi's legendary bar is a favourite watering hole for guests and Shela village inhabitants alike, with “its nexus of entertainment, its fountain of gossip”. Enjoy the famous house cocktail “Old Pal” or enjoy a fresh juice or cold beer on the veranda as the dhows sail by.
Peponi has just 24 rooms, which are divided into superior and standard rooms. Superior rooms are differentiated by their location, size and private outside area with swing bed.
All the rooms have ocean views, as well as overhead fans, mosquito nets, showers (no baths), fresh flowers, and personal safes.
Peponi's gardens have been integral part of the hotel and Shela village for over 40 years and boast one of the largest and most varied collections of tropical palms and exotic plants on the Kenyan coast. Swing hammocks under the shade of coconut trees and a fresh water free form swimming pool under 2 giant Baobab trees offer the perfect places to relax.
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BB Package: Breakfast and Lamu airport transfers by boat are included.
Full Board Package: All meals and Lamu airport transfers by boat are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates avaiable on request.