Peponi is a small hotel on the 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 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 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 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.
- 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 two giant Baobab trees offer the perfect places to relax.
- The restaurant was featured on The New York Times for their famous giant prawns.
- Swahili style cooking, the 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.
- Dhow trips
- Water Sports