Had been in Varkala Beach for a weekend trip (Friday-Sunday). Took a sea facing room. It was a very nice and cozy room. The hosts were wonderful. They have a mutli cuisine restaurant in their premises, with a lot of other eating options nearby. The hotel also has a yoga room with a trained professional (but I could not manage to go there). The beach is very near by. I being from Kerala myself, never knew such beautiful beaches existed in Kerala. The beaches are clean, the crowd is cheerful, and locals are helpful. Most of the crowd being expats, surprisingly food and stay are very economical(as compared to other tourist destinations). So if you are looking for a break from work stress, this is the best place to chill. Would love to visit this place again.