One of the oldest lodgings on Lamu island, Peponi is a stylish, beachfront hotel in the prime spot in Shela village overlooking the eastern end of the Lamu Channel and the start of Lamu beach. Owned and managed by the Korschen family, it dates from the 1960s and has been successively expanded, modified and refurbished over the years. Unfortunately, as of 12 July 2014 we cannot recommend this property because the UK's foreign office has advised against travel to this area – the Lamu archipelago.
Our view of Peponi
As a beach hotel and Lamu institution, Peponi ticks every box. The wonderful location, excellent facilities and superb food make this a very reliable base for a beach holiday. If only our brief stay in December 2013 could have been longer…
Peponi is in the heart of Shela village, but is only a short dhow ride from Lamu town.