Peponi is a family run, boutique hotel on the beaches of Lamu Island. This relaxed, tranquil property is the oldest on the island and retains charm, character and an intimate atmosphere. Perfect for travellers who want to get away from the crowds, dabble in a host of water sports and explore the rich history of Lamu.


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Location

Peponi is situated in Shella village on the remote island of Lamu. Sitting at the end of the white sands of secluded Shella Beach, the property overlooks the eastern end of Lamu Channel.

Rooms

Dotted around Peponi’s gardens are 28 rooms, each with a sea view and stylish Arabic design to keep in touch with the islands roots. The rooms are each unique and divided into suites, superior and standard rooms with some offering private verandas and outdoor swing beds. 

Communal Areas

The hotel is a small property with an array of spectacular settings to eat, drink and relax. Guests can observe the tranquil beach surroundings on the roof terrace or veranda, roam the gardens or drink cocktails at the popular local bar. Tasty fresh seafood and traditional Swahili-style cooking can be eaten in the formal dining area or overlooking the ocean in the intimate bar area. The fresh water swimming pool is sheltered in the lush secret garden right on the beach, surrounded by hammocks and sunbeds.

Activities

Guests can explore the coastline in a traditional dhow, try their hand at deep-sea, ocean fishing and enjoy a sunset cruise out on the waves. A host of water sports are also available such as windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and waterskiing or snorkelling at local coral reefs to spy turtles and dolphins. For land lovers, Lamu Town and the ruins of Takwa are nearby and worth a visit.

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DRY SEASON

This period is the driest in the year, with blue skies the majority of the month. An ideal time to visit the region.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

DRY SEASON

This period is the driest in the year, with blue skies the majority of the month. An ideal time to visit the region.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

DRY SEASON

This period is the driest in the year, with blue skies the majority of the month. An ideal time to visit the region.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Lamu has a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 30°C or 86°F through the majority of the year. Mornings average a pleasant at 24°C or 75°F on average.

While rainfall is possible throughout the year the vast majority of this falls during the wet season, from April through to July.

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