Peponi Hotel is a small boutique hotel on the remote island of Lamu, situated in the Indian Ocean off the North Kenyan coast. The hotel started small with only four rooms but over the years through Aage and Wera, then later their son Lars and his wife, Carol, Peponi has grown in size and popularity. Even having reached our 50th anniversary the hotel still retains much of the character and charm that it had from the beginning. Small and personal, it is the perfect rest after a safari or a hide-away holiday from modern life.
Along the northern coast of Kenya between the towns of Lamu and Kiunga are the evocative islands of the Lamu Archipelago, with their medieval stone towns, charming architecture, narrow streets and delicious local cuisine. The largest of the islands are Pate, Manda and Lamu Island. Lamu offers idyllic beaches, traditional villages, ruins and the pleasure of sailing around on a dhow.
Lamu Old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Built from coral stone and mangrove timber, Lamu Old Town is characterised by the simplicity of structural forms which have been enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas and elaborately carved wooden doors.