Much has been written about Debra and her staff. And all of that is true. She's an amazing host.
The best part of staying at Kaiya House was the fact that you feel welcome from the second you set your foot in. To be guaranteed a cup of tea/coffee any time of the day is an added bonus. By the way Debra has some rules..No eating inside the rooms..wash feet when you come back from beach. It all adds to the charm of the home. And out of the three homestays we did in Kerala, this one was the only mosquito and insects proof!
This place is 1km away from the beach. Its a beautiful walk though. Varkala does have some resorts right on the cliff but i am not sure if they will match this experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only a 10 minute walk from Varkala's famous cliff tops, this lovely boutique hotel, Kaiya House, offers the traveler a calm and beautiful environment to enjoy the sights and sounds of India in a relaxed atmosphere. The 7 guest rooms all have a theme from different parts of the world ranging from the African room to the Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Native American and English.Suraj and Debra offer a unique experience of India in this family run business. Babuchi, Ledah and Ajit are there to take care of the guests needs and to provide a traditional Kerala breakfast. Other options would also be available with advance notice.Also available are private Pilates classes, yoga by appointment and massage. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala