Kaiya House is really all about Debra, who turned a rather run down house on the edge of town into a stylish and really comfortable home.
It was our first visit to Kerala and this was our first stop...what made it an ideal introduction was Debra's insistence on making sure we knew where to go, what to see, what to pay, where to eat and so on.
On the day we arrived she took us on a walk round Varakala to get us oriented, then a couple of days later on her 7km dawn walk up the coast which takes you away from the cliff top cafes and deep into fishing villages and coconut palm forests. Definitely the highlight of our visit.
Nothing is too much trouble, and Debra helped us organise other trips and stays beyond Kaiya house, which were also great (Monroe Island Canoe tour and a stay at the Maanas Veedu spa in Pathananmitta)
Don't stay anywhere else in Varakala!
- 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