Peponi Hotel Lamu delivers guests a small hotel experience backed by decades of expertise and the natural beauty and appeal of the Kenyan coast as Lamu Island’s top-rated hotel.
Owned and run by the Korschen family since it opened its doors in 1967, the Peponi Hotel Lamu offers a perfect rest away from the excitement of modern life or the rigors of the many activities and sightseeing opportunities the island provides.
Incredible views along a near-empty stretch of beach make the Peponi a premier choice for any traveler looking to enjoy the pleasures of a luxury hotel without the overcrowding which usually accompanies a favorite destination.
Peponi Hotel is situated at one end of the spectacular twelve kilometers Shela Beach on the Indian Ocean. Just 2 minutes walk from Peponi Hotel and you are flanked by ancient sand dunes.
The Shela beach on which Peponi Hotel seats is one of the few remaining untouched, empty stretches of coastline in Kenya. White sands, excellent swimming waters and an idyllic setting for a walk at dawn or sunset.
The staff at Peponi Hotel takes special care to offer a warm, personal experience from the first greeting as you walk in the door to your final goodbye. During your stay at Peponi Hotel, you will not fail to experience the warmth that Carol and Andrew bring.
Peponi Hotel guests who haven’t visited the Lamu Islands before will be in for a special treat, as they experience the unique eclectic blend of Arabic, Indian, and African influences that characterize the islands and their many destinations.
On arrival you will be guided on how to tour Shela Village and during your stay at Peponi Hote, in one of the Mornings, you will have an opportunity to get a boat ride to Lamu Old Town to tour and see the beauty of this ancient town.
Quiet, intimate spaces, unique flora and fauna, and architectural rarities combine to make Lamu Island a recognized World Heritage Site – there’s almost certainly something exciting to see for even the most well-versed of travelers, whether you’re aiming to relax, explore, or simply seek new experiences.
When you visit the Peponi Hotel Lamu, You may want to consider to support the Peponi Lamu’s Lamu Marine Conservation Trust efforts, a project to protect turtles and other wildlife in the region that started in 1992.
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Guests at the Peponi Hotel can enjoy a lovely freshwater free-form seaside swimming pool surrounded by gardens decades in the making. The poolside area features one of the most varied collections of tropical plants and palms on the Kenyan coast, which guests can enjoy from swing hammocks nestled in the shade beneath coconut and Baobab trees. For guests seeking a more natural experience, the ancient dunes of the near-pristine Shela Beach are waiting for you to swim, walk, or bask as you like. Guests in suites or superior rooms can also enjoy a private outdoor area with a swing bed.
Peponi Hotel Lamu has just 28 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 (hammocks ). All rooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets, showers (no baths), fresh flowers, and personal safes.
For couples going on honeymoon or a romantic getaway at Peponi Hotel Lamu, go for the Suite or the Superior Room.
Guests at the Peponi Hotel may find that the most memorable part of their entire stay comes not from the rich history of the Lamu Islands or the idyllic scenery, but the kitchens and bar of the Peponi.
Fresh seafood, sushi, and traditional Swahili cooking produce an exciting menu packed with some of the best dining opportunities in East Africa.
Whether you’re enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a poolside cocktail, you’re in for an unexpected treat – and you can enjoy it all in whatever environment most entices you, be it the roof terrace, a table out beneath the stars, or a formal dining room.
Peponi Hotel is great for children and infants, they have special meals for the young ones.
There’s plenty to do in Lamu Island, and your hosts at the Peponi can help you fill your days with whatever catches your interest. Many find sailing a dhow the most intriguing part of their trip; you can visit the Takwa village ruins historical site, sail beneath the stars, or work alongside experts in one of the biannual dhow races. If you’re not much for sailing, there’s plenty more to keep you busy, of course. Fishing, snorkeling in the reefs at Kiniyka or Manda Toto, or participating in an abundance of other water sports will have you and your family tired but happy at the end of the day. Some guests also take advantage of activities further from their hotels, such as deep-sea fishing with the experienced crew of the Little Toot or walking tours of various outdoor locations throughout the region.
Peponi Hotel Lamu is a perfect place for a small tailor-made weddings ceremony or other special events, the staff is willing and able to help guests achieve whatever they desire during their stay. This includes beautifully decorated wedding receptions in the garden areas or along the beach and any number of similar services.
The staff aims to please at the Peponi Hotel Lamu—so long as your request is reasonable and made in advance, you’ll find it easy to arrange whatever you may be interested in doing on the hotel grounds.
Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Peponi Hotel Lamu.