Peponi Kenya (Shela)

“A house that grew into an intimate hotel set by the calm waters of the bay. Arabic rooms painted in white with four poster beds and lovely sea views. Romantic pool dining area perfect for honeymooners. The popular fisherman's bar creates a lively atmosphere at night. Paradise. ”

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“Peponi hotel has been owned and operated since the dawn of time by Lars and Carol and is a true reflection of their warmth and hospitality. From a few simple rooms set by the calm waters of the bay it has grown into an intimate hotel. The rooms have been designed with the island's Arab heritage in mind. With the romantic pool dining area being perfect for honeymooners; Arab ruins gently lit by the flicker of candles, and the popular fisherman’s bar, Peponi hotel has something to offer all. This has rightly been the place to stay in Lamu for the last decade - great levels of service in beautiful surroundings.”

Written by  Marc Harris, Tanzania Odyssey

They say

“Pepponi is simple, fresh, cheerful and everything about it is totally original and genuine - no frozen foods here, nor frozen smiles.”

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Facilities

Outdoor dining
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Car not required
No cars allowed on the island.
Bar
Towelling robes
Safe
Sit-out Terrace
Garden
Swimming Pool
Small pool overlooking the sea
Restaurant
Four poster beds
Child friendly

Activities

Sailing
Guests can explore the archipelago under sail in a traditional Lamu or Mozambique style dhow.
Snorkelling
Lamu archipelago offers some of Kenya’s best snorkelling, after which guests can enjoy a picnic breakfast or lunch on the beach.
Local markets
Discover the Lamu Old Town on foot or by donkey (no cars on the island) and pick up some real treasures.
Other Activities
Guests can take part in the wonderful beach donkey racing, great fun and more difficult than you think!
Hotel Entertainment
The hotel bar is a gathering place for locals and tourists alike, always full of cheer and characterful people.
Fishing
Peponi’s deep sea fishing boat 'Little Toot' with its experienced crew offers some of the best sports fishing in East Africa.
Great walks
Peponi is situated at one end of the spectacular twelve kilometre Shela Beach on the Indian Ocean.
Watersports
The hotel has equippment for windsurfering, sailing Mirror and Lasers, wake boarding, body boarding, donuting and water skiing.
Wildlife Area
Lamu Marine Conservation Trust was started by Peponi Hotel in 1992 and works to save baby turtles and deliver them to the sea.

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29 rooms from $195 per night

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Recommended for

Beach Life
Watersports, sunset or moonlight dhow cruises, unspoilt beaches and ancient sand dunes make this coastal paradise.
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Active Holiday
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Honeymoons
Beautiful suites, romantic moonlight dhow trips, sunset strolls along the beach- honeymoon heaven!

Activities

Sailing
Guests can explore the archipelago under sail in a traditional Lamu or Mozambique style dhow.
Snorkelling
Lamu archipelago offers some of Kenya’s best snorkelling, after which guests can enjoy a picnic breakfast or lunch on the beach.
Local markets
Discover the Lamu Old Town on foot or by donkey (no cars on the island) and pick up some real treasures.
Other Activities
Guests can take part in the wonderful beach donkey racing, great fun and more difficult than you think!
Hotel Entertainment
The hotel bar is a gathering place for locals and tourists alike, always full of cheer and characterful people.
Fishing
Peponi’s deep sea fishing boat 'Little Toot' with its experienced crew offers some of the best sports fishing in East Africa.
Great walks
Peponi is situated at one end of the spectacular twelve kilometre Shela Beach on the Indian Ocean.
Watersports
The hotel has equippment for windsurfering, sailing Mirror and Lasers, wake boarding, body boarding, donuting and water skiing.
Wildlife Area
Lamu Marine Conservation Trust was started by Peponi Hotel in 1992 and works to save baby turtles and deliver them to the sea.

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Eco
Owner managed
Gourmet
Remote
Barefoot Luxury
House party feel
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Secluded setting
Views
Chic
Boutique
Seaviews
Artworks
On the beach
Restaurant
Antiques
Romantic
Intimate
Four poster beds
Luxury
Traditional
Wellbeing
Child friendly
Quirky

Hotel size

29 rooms
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