Lovina and North Bali Travel Guide

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Lovina Beach is a laid back 12 km stretch of coast to the West of Singaraja in North Bali. It is a welcome break from the bustle of the South. These days the mix of tourists is mainly families and couples rather than the backpackers of yesteryear. It is comprised of several narrow stretches of black volcanic sand. Lovina, like most of Bali, fills up with tourists in the high season (June, July & August and around Christmas and New Year).

The two streets forming the centre of Lovina are connected by a walking boulevard, on one side you find the beach while on the other side you walk past many shops offering all kinds of goods like sarongs, T-shirts, bracelets, necklaces, paintings and souvenirs. Should you be looking for something special it is worth the effort to go inside, of course the staff will be with you in no time. Walking towards the dolphin statue you will find local warungs and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. Here you will also find the local drivers where you can book a trip.

You can easily get to Lovina by bus from all parts of Bali, but it is a long ride from the East or South. Getting there by car with driver is a much easier way to get to the North. You can travel from Kuta in 3 hours and from the airport or Sanur in about 3.5 hours, depending on the season and the traffic on the road. You will travel through places such as Bedugul and could take the scenic route through Munduk if you are not in a hurry. So you could stop at a temple like Pura Ulun Danu, twin lakes and rice paddies in Munduk on your trip and make a day of it.

Sightseeing trips are easy to organise either with drivers on the street or through your hotel rates are around 600,000 rp (approx €30-35) depending on where you go. Visit our Tours &:Attractions page.

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Air Banjar Hot Springs - Located west of Lovina, Air Banjar (or Panjar) is an enchanting hot springs with stone carved mouths gushing water among a lush garden setting. An entrance fee of 20,000 rp is charged. Go in the morning if you want some peace and quiet, you will have the place to yourself if you get there before 9am. movie movie

Dolphin Trips - These trips leave early each morning and are great fun for the kids, despite the criticism that the boats tend to outnumber the dolphins. Prices are fixed by a dolphin tour cooperative, they are around 100,000 (€7). movie movie

Snorkelling is possible on the reef just offshore from Kalibukbuk in the mornings around 10am. You will need to hire a boat for this and it costs about 80,000 per head (includes gear, although your own will be a better fit). Snorkelling and scuba diving trips leave from Kalibukbuk for Menjangan and other north shore dive spots. There are several dive operators based in Lovina that operate daily dive trips to Menjangan Island, Tulamben and Amed, as well as night dives from the local shore. "Spice Dive" based in Lovina offer day trips to all of the dive spots on the northern shore. Guides are available in a variety of languages and multi-day discounts are available. (http://www.lovinadive.com/) Check their website for current prices.

Spa - Lovina is lucky to have several spa facilities They are, perhaps, not as opulent as in the south, but Amarinth Spa is probably the most luxurious Spa (http://araminthspavillas.com/) located in the hills in Jalan Damai, they are quite expensive. In the center of Kalibukbuk there are the more “simple” spa’s, offering standard Balinese massage to extensive massage treatments. Walk through Jalan Mawar and you will find a couple of them, Nada Spa is one. Agung's Spa offers body scrubs, facials, massage, etc. although by Balinese standards it is much smaller and basic than you would find elsewhere on the island.

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