Once you are in Lekha’s, it is like completing your holiday at the beach. We will tell you why. Mom Lekha’s is there at the beach end, the end of the Papanasam Beach road. So, while our guests check in, we enjoy telling them ‘You will almost feel the water of the sea, lapping right at your feet! And when they check–out, they thankfully remark: ‘it was not just the water; the breeze in the resort always carried a strong smell of the Arabian Sea…!’ True, every door, the verandah and the casual sit-out faces the water at nearly arm’s length.
You can listen to the music played here, be it Beatles, Indian classical music, jazz or any great music and the small wooden staircase will lead you to seven tastefully decorated rooms that open to the verandah. The rooms are all self-contained with digital TV, Air conditioner, furniture, mirror, free Wi-Fi, toilets and bathrooms with hot water and shower. All toiletries, bath towels, and hand towels are of good quality.
One last thing more, there is a small collection of books on Indian philosophy, yoga, the science of ‘Ayurveda’, Kerala culture, festivals etc set on the ground floor, right at the entrance. During your stay, never miss to spend some time here.
As a traveler, you might have already gathered a lot of information on the place called Varkala. Yet, you certainly will find a lot more to learn while you are here – about the people, their lifestyle , their beliefs , the food, the shops , the fishermen , the canals that takes you to tiny villages , the excellent art centers, Reiki or Ayurveda therapies etc . We have known from our guests that these are the things that offer them some added warmth on a beach holiday. We can help to get you a hired auto or taxi for a sight-seeing or an organized boat trip to nearby fishing villages and direct you for a visit on foot to the temples and innumerable shrines in and around the resort.
The calm sea in Varkala is an ideal place to surf or swim. The beaches are extremely clean with stretches of golden sands ideal for sunbathing too. So, we always have staff who help you to get snorkeling equipment or surf boards.
Lekha’s is also extremely happy to help you with queries on money exchange, organize travel and ticket arrangements, introduce you to some of the highly reliable travel agents, and help you with other related services.
We are extremely sorry about this one factor. Lekha’s does not run a full time kitchen, except for the complimentary breakfast, a simple one with toasted bread and eggs, tea and coffee, fresh juice and a fruit salad. But, we offer the absence of a full time kitchen as an opportunity for the guest to try restaurants outside, which are especially renowned for the Kerala food they make.
What more, all along its open terrace, Lekha’s offers the most complete sweeping cliff view. If you are in a mood to sunbathe we have the pool benches on the terrace.