Debra has a unique personal touch... felt from the moment of arrival, and visible throughout Kaiya House. Boutique Homestay is a very appropriate description.
After sitting down for a welcoming briefing and the ordinary Indian lenghty check-in formalities, Debra did something that no other host has ever done... she took us on a walking tour of the surrounding area, including buying bananas for the temple elephant, down to the beach, to the cliffs, and showed us the way back to the house for later on, as she returned earlier to meet the next arrival and repeat the tour.
The decor of the house is a collection of a lifetime of open mind and open heart.
The rooftop lounge is a favourite place.
I liked that the location was not right on the cliffs in the tourist area, but just a ten minute walk away from the helipad.
p.s. Breakfast is made to order and it is delicious.
Thank you Debra and family.
- Also Known As:
- Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala
- 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