Peponi is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu, in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of Kenya. Peponi is located at one end of the fabulous twelve kilometre Shela Beach on the Indian Ocean. The beach is one of the few remaining untouched, empty stretches of coastline in Kenya. It is the perfect place to rest after a safari or a hide away holiday from modern life.
Peponi is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya, the very root of Swahili culture. Peponi is still run by the Korschen family, who opened the hotel in 1967 and it still retains much of the character and charm that it had then.
Peponi Hotel has a total of 24 rooms, which are divided into superior and standard rooms. All rooms at Peponi have ocean views. The superior rooms are separated by their location, size, private outside area, indoor plants, artwork and Swahili furnishings. Five of there rooms are built right on the beach, with private verandah areas overlooking the sea, while the rest have ocean and garden views. All rooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets, showers, fresh flowers and personal safes.
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The bar is run by Charles, who will whip up there famous house cocktail Old Pal in an instant. He will also serve a fresh coconut with the top whipped off allowing access to the sweet and milky liquid inside. The bar is a favourite watering hole for guests and Shela village inhabitants alike, with its entertainment and fountain of gossip. Breakfast is also available in the dining room, on the terrace or even in your room from 7am to 10am. Choose from there wide selection of delicious tropical fruits to fish cakes and waffles with local honey and freshly squeezed lime juice. Coffee is poured from traditional brass pots and you can guess what there jam and marmalade is made of. You may choose to dine either outside at the grill, under the colourful bougainvillea, where you can dig your feet in fresh white coral sand or on the terrace.
Activities include fresh water free form swimming pool, located under two Baobab Trees overlooking the ocean. It is the perfect place to relax with a good book and there's also fishing trips, day trips, dhow trips, snorkelling and water sports.
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