This was our first time in Varkala and we were looking forward to some time to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Villa Akasa was the perfect respite. We stayed in Jal, one among the three bright and airy rooms which was decorated so tastefully with knick knacks that our host had collected on her travels. The open air bathroom was a lovely surprise, there's something about being able to shower under the clear blue skies. We'll really miss enjoying the delicious home cooked meals and fresh juices in our veranda while admiring the bougainvillea in full bloom in the garden. There is a lovely beach just 5 minutes from the Villa, which isn't crowded at all and great for a dip at sunset. Our host, Shama was very warm, giving us tips on where to go and things we could do around the area. She recently adopted a very friendly puppy naned Jako who was so much fun to be around with his antics. We had a lovely time at here and look forward to returning, soon!