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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I am not a reviewer, but this place is special. I've never been anywhere like it. Great vibes, great people, great place. Thank you soul and surf (esp the staff - they couldn't do enough to help us enjoy our stay)

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Munnar, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, the surfing instruction is great and you sometimes stop for chai and banana balls on the drive home and still have room for the massive breakfast. Yes, the yoga is excellent and you're on a rooftop watching the sun go down over the Arabian Sea. Yes, the location is incredible, and you're on a cliff and there are hammocks...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at Soul & Surf for 8 nights - which was not long enough! We loved every minute of it. Thanks to the staff who made us feel a part of the family from the minute we arrived. Cheers to the surf team who were seriously top notch (and taught us to pop up on many sexy waves). What...

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

Lachlan and Jess, you've only been gone a few days and already we miss you! Thank you for being such a wonderful part of the Soul & Surf community, we are so excited for your future adventures and to see where you guys end up. If you're ever passing through this way again please do come back and see us!...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent there the most amazing 2 weeks! Place is beautiful, food delicious, environment welcoming. Surf instructors are doing their job perfectly! Wouldn't like to stay in any other place I visited during my trip to India!

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

Oh Laura this is such a lovely review thank you so much! It was great having you to stay, you absolutely smashed in the surf and it was great to see your progress. Come back any time you like! Best, Siona

Ludlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Soul and Surf for eight days and had an incredible time! The resort is right on the edge of the south cliffs in Varkala and has it's own privet steps to the beach which is usually quiet. All of the staff were very welcoming and really made an effort to get to me which made being a...

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

Hannah thank you so much for such a lovely review and for putting up your gorgeous photos, we always love seeing Soul & Surf through the eyes of our guests! You're welcome back any time you like, we loved having you to stay :) Best, Siona

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Soul and surf at the end of a month away in India to relax and get some surfing in. The setting is amazing, perched up on a cliff overlooking the Arabian sea. I went out on the morning surf trips, which was always fun and the surf team are super nice. On return from the morning surf...

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

Tom thank you so much for such a lovely review and for the special shoutout :) We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay, the surf and of course the fish tacos! You would be welcome back any time you like! Maybe when you go up to the Himalayas? Take care, Siona

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My g/f and I were in India for a wedding and wanted to tack on a few days for surfing. We did a little searching and Soul & Surf seemed to be at the top of everyone's list. When we arrived, it did not disappoint. From the instant we arrived, we were dreading the day we had to leave. Great...

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

Hey Drew and Gilani, thank you for the brilliant review and for being such wonderful, happy, friendly guests! You slotted in to our clifftop community straight away and we loved having you. We hope the long journey home wasn't too bad and hope to see you back here again one day! Best, Siona

New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVED Soul & Surf. Everything exceeded expectations from the terrific staff to the surf/yoga instructors and the fresh, tasty food. It was the perfect end to our 2 week travels in India. Strongly recommend the massage, and the Really Nice Room is worth it for sure. This place is paradise!

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

Hey Patty and Tal, thanks you for the review, we loved having you guys to stay and hope that all is well back in NYC :) You're both welcome back any time, I hope you manage to sort out your Drake tickets! Best, Siona

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started of in a surf retreat: Soul & Surf. This wonderful place has a laid back vibe and they welcome you with a fresh coconut. It’s all about surfing, relaxing, massages and yoga and their location is perfect! The rooms are situated in a big white house and the interior looks really fresh due to the colors and you...

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

What a lovely review to read, thank you so much for taking the time to write this, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay! You'd be welcome back any time :) Best, Siona

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent two incredible weeks at Soul & Surf partaking in both surfing and yoga lessons, in between lazing around the beautiful cliff top garden cafe and chatting with the amazingly friendly staff & guests. It couldn't have been a happier two weeks, I felt very welcomed, safe and looked after. I found it so hard to leave Soul &...

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

Sophie it was the most wonderful thing to have you to stay with us, thank you for coming and thank you for extending, it was absolutely lovely! Come back any time :) Best, Siona

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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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 > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: $34 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala
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“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles 882drewh, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Really Nice Room! Has AC and a beautiful terrace”
 of 5 bubbles 78pattyc, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“"nice rooms bit noisier if not surfing early"”
 of 5 bubbles lisannec, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“I had the "Really Nice Room" and enjoyed having the A/C during hotter nights.”
 of 5 bubbles Sfoersch, Nov 20, 2016 | Read review
“I'd rather have a room in the little house in the garden (107) - Quiet and lovely view”
 of 5 bubbles 108eliset, May 4, 2016 | Read review
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