We stayed in the Clafouti Beach resort for two nights at the end of our Kerala trip and it was a great experience. A clean room with Fan/AC, modern bathroom with warm shower and Sea facing patio, just lovely. The highlight for me was having a massage at Lakshmi's Herbal Beauty Studio, just through and behind the Clafouti restaurant. Lakshmi is an experienced (20+ years) and expert masseuse- she knows exactly what treatment is needed for any aches and pains and I can absolutely say she gave me the best massage I have ever received. If staying at the Clafouti resort or just passing through Varkala, a visit to Lakshmi is not to be missed.