Dreams Beach Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDreams Beach Resort Varkala
Nice hotel friendly staff about 5 min walk to clifftop and restaurants
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... down to the beach, smaller than the ones we were accustomed to in Goa but with fierce waves and a surf school operating daily. Jumping in the waves is seriously fun, if a little bit exhausting, and the undercurrent sweeping left to right can take you along the whole stretch in minutes. Pushing beyond the waves rewards you with tranquillity and even the odd sand bank.
Along the strip the restaurants have a cosmopolitan feel to them. They serve ...
... quieter, and kind of in between the two is where pilgrims and locals perform a ritual which you're welcome to head down there and witness. Just dress respectfully though ay, don't go wandering through in a bikini like one woman apparently did. It might be a beach but it's a beach in India where women still bathe fully dressed and we should be grateful we have beaches like Goa, Om Beach and the North Cliffs here ...
... kept the samosa and ate them for supper with a glass of beer:)
As a treat we decided to spend a day around the swimming pool of the poshest hotel in Varkala; The Taj Gateway Hotel. It cost £5 each for non residents to use the pool so we arrived at 10.15 am to be told "sorry sir the pool is fully booked". We went to have a look at the pool anyway as we had been told there was a bar in the pool which I wanted to see. The Pool was surrounded by ...
... that Amma is a modern saint. After 19 days in the Ashram he's heading to the base of the Himalayas and the source of the Ganges, as it's a very spiritual place when he can decide whether or not to enter a monastic life. A Canadian couple that I met on the boat journey to the Ashram are into yoga and one of them's a 'life coach' in Toronto. On my last night he produces a crystal declaring that it was blessed by a shaman from the Philippines and that ...
... 10:30am, made 1 stop for lunch and another for a tea break. Fascinating people on board….hippy family from Australia; single guy traveling on his own he was from Ireland….great people watching. Along the way we saw amazing scenery – almost like an extension of our backwater Kerala boat ride, but much less expensive. Small narrow canals, large lakes, fishermen, house ...