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Soul & Surf

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Soul & Surf is more than just a place to stay - it is a community, a retreat, a vibe and a fantastic introduction to a vast country, full of charm, chaos, culture and excitement. This is the perfect home base for anyone who wants to explore the diversity of southern India's tranquil Arabian Sea coastline and Keralan backwaters. Soul... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi Annie, thank you so much for your wonderful review and for being such a wonderful part of the S&S community! You are welcome back any time :) Best, Siona More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I stayed at Soul&Surf as part of my solo-travel experience. I loved the place. The place looks amazing and the location is great, but the people working there even top that. It's a great combination of surfing, yoga and just hanging out. The surfing instructors are super helpful (even though I pretty much suck in surfing) and friendly, and I... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for coming to stay with us in India, we absolutely loved having you! You're always welcome back :) Best, Siona More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I stayed at Soul and Surf India for 8 days in April/May, and I literally had THE best time! Kerala is a beautiful place to visit, and Soul and Surf is paradise - I certainly did not want to leave! I travelled alone (a first for me) and met SO many nice people. There were lots of like minded guests... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hey Tamara, thanks so much for being the dream guest and for being such a great part of the Soul & Surf community! We can't wait to see you out in Sri Lanka next year! Best, Siona More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I stayed at Soul and Surf by myself in mid May. Having never been surfing before I found the instructors really helpful and I managed to stand up on my first day! A personal highlight was being awarded with 'wave of the day' and helping the fishermen with their morning catch which adds to the charm of the area. Big... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I stayed at Soul and Surf for a week with my husband in March 2016. Overall this was a great holiday for recharging our batteries; enjoying the fabulous yoga, good waves and amazing people. We really enjoyed breakfast and the café serves delicious slightly alternative lunch and dinner. The location is spectacular set on a cliff top overlooking the Arabian... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hey Kat, thanks so much for your review and for coming to stay with us, we loved having you and you are welcome back any time! Best, Siona More 

Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Wake to watch the sun rise above the Arabian Sea with a coffee in hand. Take a local Tuk Tuk to a white sand beach, deserted but for the throng of local fishermen sorting out their night-time catch pulled from dug-out wooden canoes. Surf with a crew that smile like they have been your friend for an eternity. Become transported... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Rowena this is such a gorgeous review, it gave me goosebumps! Thank you for coming to stay with us and for being such a lovely guest, you are welcome back any time! Best, Siona More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Do not miss it - the best all around - surfing lessons with amazing and inspired teachers - yoga in the trees (on a rooftop) - chilling out in the garden with wonderful detox cocktails - Best time in a long time

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this Elise, you were a wonderful guest and we really loved having you to stay, you're always welcome back any time! Now go create your new role as Head of Vibes somewhere :) Best, Siona More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We've returned from Soul & Surf after a 10 day stay. We chose Soul & Surf as we wanted a yoga holiday and to see India. The yoga was absolutely amazing, the yoga shala is beautiful and the classes are at the perfect times for the amazing view. Hayley is a great teacher and Bess is wonderful! We also had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time staying at Soul and Surf and have been recommending it to pretty much everyone we've come into contact with since we came back. Top reasons to go to Soul and Surf: *Amazing location, overlooking the sea and with the beach just down the steps at the end of the garden. The garden is super comfy,... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hey Rhiannon, thank you so much for this amazing review, we absolutely loved having you and Will to stay and would love to have you back any time, we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Come back come back! Or come see us in Sri Lanka maybe? I hope all is well back in London! Best, Siona More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I loved every minute of my 10 days at Soul & Surf and would urge anyone considering a visit to just go! The first thing that struck me was the relaxed vibe and strong community feel here. Although I was travelling alone, I quickly met lots of amazing people and was made to feel a part of the family by... More 

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sionarose, General Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Chris thank you so much for such an amazing review, we absolutely loved having you to stay and we're so happy to hear that you're going to continue with your surfing as you really were a complete natural in the water. Keep up the yoga and the good waves, you're welcome back any time you like! Best, Siona More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Join us at our new cliff-top, sea-gazing venue in Varkala, Kerala where our team will make you as welcome and comfortable as possible. Come alone, with friends or make it a romantic getaway as a couple. We welcome guests from all over the world to surf and practice yoga in India.We love the combination of surfing and yoga, they compliment one another on both a physical and mental level which is why we try to do both every day, so we’ll drive you to the surf, give you surf lessons if you want, teach you yoga, advise you on how best to experience this wonderful part of the world and organise a few special evenings during your stay. It's really much more than your usual surf camp holiday! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Soul & Surf

Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $35 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala
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