As one of the archipelago countries, Indonesia is blessed with a long coastline and pristine beaches. Bali especially has been on everyone’s bucket list to tick off. The ambiance of culturally rich local communities, exotic beaches, and friendly people has made this relatively small island unforgettable. Many times, Bali has been on the list of most wanted places to visit and one of the best islands to spend your vacation on. Not only that, people who have been to Bali will go back several times and explore new things in Bali Island and might be staying for a long time. One of the major attractions in Bali is the beaches surrounding the island.
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Aside from the famous Kuta, Jimbaran or Seminyak, Bali still has more paradises waiting to be explored and one of them is Lovina Beach. Situated on the far north of Bali, Lovina beach is a popular name for collective of small beaches that rest on more than 8 kilometers of coastline. It comprised of coastal villages, 9 kilometers away from Singaraja, the capital city of Buleleng Regency. The coastal villages are Kaliasem, Kalibukbuk, Tukud Mangga and Anturan, all collectively known as Lovina.
Lovina Beach Bali
Lovina beach is known for its laid-back ambiance, different from its southern counterpart where you can enjoy slow days and just laying down on the gray and black volcanic sandy beach enjoying the sunset. The fun doesn’t stop there! In Lovina Beach the major attraction is dolphin watching. The major attraction is symbolized by the statue of dolphin in the heart of Kalibukbuk.
You can arrange a boat from the local fisherman to take you watching dolphins. Dolphins usually appear in the morning and these beautiful creatures might try to swim by your boat. However, please keep in mind that trying to get to close to the dolphins might disturb their habitat. You can still watch dolphins but tell your fisherman not to chase them.
Speaking of Lovina beach, it cannot be separated from Anak Agung Panji Tisna. He’s an explorer who has been to Asia and Europe. Amazed by the way of life of Bombay people in India, he would then apply the idea and established an inn called Lovina on his land when he returned from abroad in 1953. Started from his 3-room cottage and seaside restaurant, Lovina has grown so much and it reached the other villages to create tourism-based development. Nowadays, the coastal village has been developed with Kalibukbuk as the hub or the informal center of Lovina.
The stretches of tourism village on the coastal area have made Lovina a popular destination. Along the coastline now you can enjoy spending your days on resorts, various restaurants where you can learn how to cook 4 to 5 Balinese dishes. If you plan to take a cooking class, you will also get a trip to the local market to find the freshest ingredients.
Other attractions in Lovina Beach is the watersports. Traveling with kids would be no problem in Lovina because the watersports can be easily performed by kids. You can do banana boating for a less adrenalin pumping activity, or you can do parasailing and surfing. Diving and snorkeling are also popular activities in Lovina. Like the other wonderful marine life on other Bali beaches, Lovine holds a wonderful marine life underwater. Many colorful creatures can be found such as turtles, stingrays, and schools of fishes.
If you feel that you want to see more of what’s in Lovina, you can also go to several destinations situated around the beach. You can rent a car to make your vacation more convenient, and try to visit Banjar hot springs, a Balinese traditional hot spring built like a temple to relax your body. Or you can visit Sing-Sing Waterfall where you can combine it with Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist monastery, located from only 20 minutes drive away from Lovina.
How to Get to Lovina Beach
Plan your date to travel to Lovina if you wish to avoid peak season. Try to avoid July to August. Book your plane here to reach Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Once you get to Denpasar, you can pick a tour to pick you up at the airport and arrange all your every need. You can get through the mountainous area of Bedugul to reach Lovina for around 2 hours drive. Find the hotels or resorts here to make your vacation much more convenient with our best deals!