In January 2011 we spent a couple of days at Palm Tree Heritage at Varkala (Kerala). Our stay was wonderful. This is the best place to stay at Varkala because you are merely 800 meters north of Varakala 's cliff far enough from the crowded tourist town of Varkala. As you are in a traditional fishing area every morning if you wake up early you can see traditional fishermen bring back there huge fishnet from the sea. Traditional Keralese Fishing boats wait fishing time on the beach. The place is fantastic and quiet if you want to have a rest. You can swim and play in the perfect waves of the warm arabian sea. The colours of sunset and surise are marvellous. From the beach at the distance you can see the beautiful Varkala's cliff wich is lighted up every evening. Babu the owner and all his staff are very friendly and professionnal. Every evening they put tables and chairs on the beach and open the restaurant. For the meal you choose on a table set on the beach the prawns, squids or fishes want to eat. The seafood is not spicy just cooked with garlic.You can see stars il the sky while while you drink a cocktail or a "kingfisher beer". The architecture of the hotel is a pure keralese architecture that makes the difference with other hotels and there is air conditioning in all tourist rooms. You can also pratice yoga if you ask Babu to call a yoga teacher. Most of them are not really Yogis but that's not important because if you are good yoga practioner you can practice yourself in the warm colors of the early morning (great experience) and if you are a beginner, yoga teachers are skilled enough for you. It is part of Palm Tree Heritage's Varkala. And if you want to visit Varkala's village, just walk south along the emerald arabian see, climb the stairs and jump in the crowded path wich goes along the cliff and shows spectacular views of the region. There, you can go shopping, drinking, dining (Cafe Italiano for exemple if you are fed up with spicy food and if you like colorful Keralese paintings) and even have an ayurvedic massage with various oils.
I thank Babu and his staff for this great moment of my life.
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- Palm Tree resort the tranquil stay on Odayam Beach ... more less
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- Palm Tree Heritage Hotel Varkala