Soul & Surf


Accomodation Budget: Deluxe
Class: 2.5 Star
Best Suited For
Travellers and Foreign Tourists interested in surfing and yoga.
Accomodation Theme
Beach Resorts,

Quick Info

Soul & Surf in Varkala is an amazing beachfront property that offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. It is a traditional Kerala-style building that has been serving guests for the past five years. Soul & Surf is ideal for travellers who want a relaxed stay while they practice yoga and meditation and surf the spectacular coastlines and waves of tropical Kerala. And in the process, they get to meet a lot of like-minded folk from different parts of the globe.

Rankings & Ratings

  • Hospitality
  • Property
  • Value for money
Editor's Rankings

#13 in 33 Accommodations in Trivandrum
#7 in 18 Beach Resorts in Trivandrum

"A property offering a chilled out atmosphere where you get in touch with a beautiful community."

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

If you're someone who likes being social and wants to meet new people, Soul & Surf is the place for you. It has a really chilled out atmosphere. Their ideas of entertaining guests are unique and not very Indian. They would offer you pizza while you watch a movie in their own cinema. They would play specially made music for you during bonfire and barbeque. It’s simply fun. Surfing and yoga are, of course, the main highlights of the property. The only problem is that the accommodation is not very luxurious. Some amenities may be lacking. But again, this place is not about the accommodation.


  • The cliff-top property is rustically beautiful.
  • The staff is very friendly and loving.
  • You get in touch a beautiful community.
  • Excellent surfing opportunities and good yoga sessions.
  • Completely chilled out atmosphere.
  • Beautiful gardens overlooking the sea.


  • Surfing lessons may not be very personalised.
  • The rooms are pretty basic.
  • Extremely professional service cannot be expected.
  • Dinner is not provided at the cafe.


  • Beer Parlour
  • Safe Parking
  • WiFi Internet
  • Spa

Detailed Info

Soul & Surf in Varkala is located in an astounding and secluded cliff-top spot having lush gardens and offering breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. It is a heritage property right next to the quiet and serene beach which has plenty of hang-out spots. The modern block at the back offers accommodation that is simple yet stylish. Rooms are also available in the traditional home. They may not be very spacious, but the private veranda more than makes up for it. Outside these rooms are small and beautiful patches of gardens overlooking the ocean.

At Soul & Surf, it's not really about the accommodation. It’s about getting to know new people who've come from different parts of the world, it's about cherishing sunset yoga sessions, surfing the wonderful coastlines of the Varkala, enjoying bonfire and barbeque in the gardens and much more. There are many restaurants near the beach but Soul & Surf has its own little cafe called 'Soul Food Cafe'. They serve breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day, most of which have international flavours rather than the local taste. 

Hotel Rules

  1. Check-in Time 03:00 PM, Check-out Time 11:00 AM.

Special Notes

  • A special Soul & Surf music playlist is played during activities or other occasions during the day.
  • On Saturday nights, indie-surf movies are played in the cliff-top cinema. Guests can watch these movies while enjoying their freshly baked pizzas. On Tuesday nights, some other kind of movie is played.
  • Guests are taken to different spots in Varakala for surfing.
  • Special surfing lessons are offered for children above 6 years of age with parental guidance, of course. 

Activities Offered*

  • Highly professional surf lessons.
  • Special Yoga and meditation classes.
  • Holistic treatments and therapies.
  • Bonfire and Barbeque along with live music.
  • Workshop sessions with Sam Bleakley, a professional surfer.

Rooms Types

Quite Nice Room

This room is the basic room in the property. It has an attached bathroom with hot water facility. It is equipped with all the standard amenities.

  • Geyser

Nice Room

These are stylish and gracefully decorated rooms with attached bathrooms. The rooms have a balcony or private veranda. AC is available at additional cost.

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • Balcony

Really Nice Room

These are the most spacious rooms in the property. They are open and airy having an elegant design. The rooms have attached bathrooms and the balconies of the room offer splendid views of the Arabian Sea.

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • Balcony

*Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.