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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great Vibe! Best food in the area. Yoga was awesome as well as the Surfing. A really great bunch of people that operate the hotel. The views of the Ocean are incredible and we manage to spot some Dolphins which was the cherry!

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Thank Andrew J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took myself to Soul & Surf as my first solo holiday. The staff went out of their way to make me feel super welcome and ensured I had the most special birthday while I was out there. I'm neither a surfer nor a hugely regular yoga-participator, but everyone is so welcoming and open that there's nothing to be afraid...

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

Thank you for such a lovely review Ruth and for being such a lovely guest, we really enjoyed having you stay and getting to celebrate your birthday with you! We'd love to welcome you back again for more surf, yoga and cake :) Best, Siona

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

.... they would be hard pressed to beat this place. Beautifully designed. Understated and relaxed. Fantastic food , surfing and Yoga. And staff who care about what they do, care about each other and care about their guests. As one of their posters says "Be. Here. Now" I wish I could have stayed longer.

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

Charlie we loved this review thank you so much! I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to you before you left but as you didn't get to stay for longer this time why not make a return trip? We'd be delighted to have you! All the best, Siona

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Soul&Surf with three friends for six days. It was kind of perfect. Awful journeys, sprained ankles and scooter accidents didn't even come close to ruining our holiday, because of all the wonderful and kind people that work/volunteer at Soul&Surf. Emails were answered quickly, rooms were clean and cool, eggs at breakfast were 10/10, surf lessons were so...

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

Hey Ruby, thank so much for the brilliant reviw! We loved having you girls to stay and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us, sore ankles and dodgey scooters aside! Come back and see us again some time :) Best, Siona

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a 60+ year old, lost my wife last November and was wondering where single old guys go on holiday. I read about S&S in a Guardian article (ten top winter yoga retreats) and decided to try it out. I'm so glad I did! I was warmly welcomed by the staff, all of whom were less than half my age;...

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

Charles this is such a lovely review thank you so much. You know full well how much everyone loved having you stay and we're all hoping to see you sometime next year, either here or in Sri Lanka. Just make sure you stay for longer next time! Best, Siona

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we're glad you've decided to become a reviewer and so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Best, Siona

Munnar, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Ed this is probably the most beautifully written review we've ever had! I posted it into our staff Facebook group and everyone was over the moon! We loved having you stay and you know you are welcome back any time you like, thank you so much! Best, Siona

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 16 February 2017 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 16 February 2017 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

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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
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: RM150 - RM271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“"nice rooms bit noisier if not surfing early"”
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“I had the "Really Nice Room" and enjoyed having the A/C during hotter nights.”
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