Peponi Hotel

Top choice boutique hotel in Shela

Wonderfully situated right on the waterfront, this is the beating heart of Shela. Owner Carol knows everything there is to know about Lamu (and provides her guests with handy maps); the 28 characterful, Swahili-style rooms (some with private terraces) all face the sea; the staff arrange all manner of water sports; and the restaurant is the best in Lamu. Winner.

On top of all that, the hotel is responsible for the sea turtle protection project on Manda Island; stop by and talk to Famau about it.