On the northern coast just west of the city of Singaraja, Lovina is a 12-kilometre stretch of low-key black sandy beaches and calm waters for swimming.
Join in with the very unhurried pace of life here with snorkelling, sailing, diving and dolphin watching. Kalibukbuk, with its two streets of restaurants, hotels, bars and dive shops which run down to the beach, is the largest village in the north.
Just back from its attractive black sands this coastline and the hills beyond hold some of Bali’s most magical temples, including; the Buddhist Monastery Brahma Vihara Arama, Pura Agung Palaki, Pura Melangting and the views from the top of Pura Puncak Manik are sensational if you’re up to the climb.
Explore the temples and ride paddies by bicycle and pay a visit to the Air Banjur Hot Springs west of Lovina to relax in gushing water spouted from stone carved mouths in a lush garden setting.
When to go
The best time to go is between May and October to avoid the rainy season.
What to do
- A boat trip to see wild dophins
- Visit Banjar hot springs for a relaxing bathe
- Multiple dive sites nearby