Soul & Surf, Varkala
Soul & Surf opened in this seductive south Indian state last month. Billing itself as the region's first dedicated surf hotel, it promises the perfect getaway for those wanting to combine physical thrills with time on the beach at Varkala. Led by British couple Sofie and Ed, the team will provide daily transport to the best waves and lessons for all abilities. For non-surfers, there are plenty of other ways to relax too. Take long strolls on empty beaches, enjoy a massage or sample fresh local seafood.
Soul & Surf, Varkala (020-81235643; soulandsurf.com). Weekly stays from £185pp, including breakfast and surf lessons.