Kaiya House

Top choice guesthouse in Varkala

Not your typical Varkala address, Kaiya House has bags of charm, a warm welcome and sheer relaxation. Each of the five rooms is thoughtfully furnished and themed (African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and English), with four-poster beds and artworks. There's a lovely rooftop terrace and expat owner Debra welcomes you with tea, advice and free walking tours. The clifftop is a 10-minute walk away.