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World Oceans Day – Taking Action

The 2020 World Oceans Day on 8th June is uniting conservation action to grow the global movement calling on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30×30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure […]

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Soul People – Mike Wakefield

The first time we met Mike – the photographer behind Pura Vida Cornwall – he took some seriously beautiful shots of our home and surrounding neighbourhood in Sri Lanka. We couldn’t resist getting him back out to the jungle to shoot some more for us, and luckily for us he agreed to share some words […]

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Why we love…Lombok

And why we are going back this October Words: Rachel Lingham I have the enviable position of working on some of Soul & Surf’s Pop-Ups.  These mini versions of our main hotels in Portugal, India and Sri Lanka can be, within reason, anywhere in the world.  There have been pop-ups in Banda Aceh, The Andaman […]

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Soul People: exploring Portugal with Katie Rae

If you’ve been following our antics this year, you might have seen that we’ve been bouncing in and out of Portugal a fair amount this summer, popping-up for a series of week-long retreats. It’s been fun! (So much so, that we’ve decided it’s time to go a little more permanent…) On our most recent trip, […]

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Quiet Time – Why Portugal In The Autumn

This summer we’ve been busy popping-up on the South Coast of Portugal’s Algarve, hosting a series of surf and yoga weeks. And we’re pretty stoked to say we’re not done yet – we’ve still got a week in October to come, and another in November (spaces available on both – get in touch…) Rachel, our […]

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Find Your Love

You know that dream you carry around with you each day? It’s kinda important. Wasn’t it what you were put on planet earth to do? Find Your Love from Soul&Surf on Vimeo. We’re open in Kerala from the start of October through until May. Come and play!

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The Soul of Surfing

In the first instalment of four articles, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. Immersed in Water Today there are over 30 million surfers in the world, a rainbow spectrum of ages and nations, all seeking fulfilment from riding waves. You can surf reefs, points, beach breaks, river […]

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Soul & Surf Sessions – Mindfulness Week

Soul & Surf present a week of Mindfulness and Meditation, in collaboration with Joey Hulin from Horizon Inspired. We have a varied programme of sessions across two locations – from practical, no-nonsense workshops, deeply blissful guided visualisations to film screenings – all designed to support your own journey into Mindfulness and Meditation – however practiced, […]

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Soul People – Siona

Next in our Soul People series is our Head of Vibes Siona who has been with us in Varkala for the last year and a half. Today is her last day working for Soul & Surf so we caught up with her to see how the last 16 months have been… What’s your name? Siona […]

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Soul & Surf Sri Lanka Beach Cleans

In February, the United Nations announced its new program, Clean Seas (http://www.cleanseas.org), with the goal of eliminating major sources of pollution that are choking our oceans and waterways across the globe.  We are starting to see the significant impacts our trash problem has on the environment and human health.  We are realizing that this is […]

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Soul People – Serena

It’s that time again, say hello to Serena, the next member of the Soul&Surf family in our Soul People series. Serena first came to Soul&Surf as a guest and is currently our Head of Service in India managing our cafe SoulFood however she will be joining us for our Portugal PopUp this May as our […]

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Soul People – Raff

For the next interview in our Soul People series we caught up with Raff, General Manager, Doer and Thinker of Soul & Surf India. Raff joined the company when it was still in it’s infancy and has seen it blossom and grow over the years. Here’s his story: What’s your name? Raffael Kably aka Raff […]

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Life Lately

A little snippet of life lately according to our wonderful new photographer in India Katie Rae. Dreamy hot days, sky blue seas, rooftop yoga and lovely little nuggets to surf on. This really might be paradise! Save Save

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SoulFood – Arroz Doce

We are currently lucky enough to have Grant Lloyd staying with us in Kerala as our Guest Chef. Having trained and worked closely with Jamie Oliver he has a wealth of knowledge and skill and has been getting in the kitchen every day coming up with new, delicious dishes for us. Inspired by our forthcoming […]

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Soul People – Jack Wells

  What is your name: Jack Wells   Where is home? Currently home is South London   What do you do for a living: Half of my time is spent working as a cinematographer for music videos and commercials. Then the other half of my time is spent painting pictures, a lot majority of my […]

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Soul People – Freddie

Next in our Soul People series is Freddie who has been with us for the last few months working in our reception. Her happy smiley face is the first to welcome guests to Soul & Surf and her yoga lessons get you bending and stretching in all the right ways! We caught up with her […]

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Soul People – Jamie Johnstone

We love hearing our guests stories about what they’re doing in life and consider ourselves super lucky that we get to meet so many amazing people from all over the world! Jamie Johnstone, owner of Dick Pearce & Friends bellyboards and his family stayed with us in Kerala over Christmas and New Year so we […]

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Sam Bleakley – MultiKulti

MULTIKULTI The first in our series of guests posts from pro surfer, explorer and author Sam Bleakley takes us on a history trip of surfing in India and explores the vast coastline and all it’s surf potential. With nearly 1.3 billion people, India is the world’s second most populous nation, has over 7,500km (4,700 miles) […]

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Guest Reviews

I got back from my holiday at Soul and Surf on Monday (still slightly in shock to be back in the cold and rain!).  I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone there for making it such a brilliant week and to let you know how awesome all the staff are (I’m sure […]

Emma Peil