I stayed here for a week with my wife and two young kids at the start of march and i cannot say enough good things about the place. A real chilled vibe floats round this amazing location on a cliff overlooking a golden sandy beach. It has its own steps down to the beach and the cliff is an amazing spot for sunset watching.
The food at breakfast was healthy and a perfect start for the day with a rotating menu and loads of fresh fruit and juices.
The staff couldn't do enough for you and you got the sense that they were a really good team that enjoyed the place as much as you did, we went surfing in the mornings with some of the kitchen staff before they got back for their breakfast duties.
The surfing was a great start to the day and josh, our instructor was clearly experienced and a lot more helpful with advise and tips than a lot of the surf instructors that i have paid for back in the uk.
The morning surf was pretty early to be honest but once you get in to the timetable it was manageable and did give you the best waves of the day.
My wife loved the yoga lessons whilst watching the sun go down on the roof terrace and considering she isn't a serious yoga fanatic found it all quite manageable.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay on the Varkala coast you couldn't find a better place.
Ed and Sophie were excellent hosts and gave great advise on local food, festivals and generally put them selves out for you if you were stuck for ideas of where to go and explore.
Considering we had a 2 year old and a 5 year old and the whole idea of travelling round india was quite daunting this was the perfect place to start the adventure!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala