Sunday, November 4, 2012

Carat Waterfall


There is  unique from Carat Waterfall.Its shape that resembles a classic of kettle, Carat or Ceret. Hence, it make then called Carat waterfall. People around the waterfall are said that the place is a little haunted and is expected to every visitor who comes to not issue a harsh word or destroy any objects that exist in this place.

In Carat Falls are two waterfalls, which are large and small. The  bigger waterfall is higher than the smaller waterfall .The height of  the smaller waterfall is about 4 meters. Under both the waterfall there is a pool that is not too deep and is usually used for bathing or just splashing anyone who set foot here.

Then the higher waterfall is about 100 meters and surrounded by high and steep cliffs. However, many visitors can only see the higher waterfall is pretty from a distance because it is difficult to reach. And unique, just high waterfall can only be seen from above, not from below.

access
The entrance to the waterfall is situated on the edge of the highway-Singaraja Kintamani via Kubutambahan. Arriving in the village will be found Tamblang signpost pointing posted names and big enough on the right path to the waterfall . Distance from this gate to the falls about ± 600 meters or 15 minutes travel time. Next to the waterfall we have to walk through the path by first to past the bridge.The bridge is made ​​of woven bamboo on the  small river, and nearby there are  residents garden of cloves and coffee.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pura Beji

 
 


 


This temple is located in the Sangsit village , Sawan district  approximately 8 km to the east of the city of Singaraja and go about 500 yards down the road to the beach. This location is easily accessible by four wheel drive vehicles. Pura owned by karma / subak members of this village is in the middle of farming country Sangsit village. The attraction of this temple is almost all parts of the temple is decorated by carving style Buleleng shaped vines and floral motifs characteristic of North Bali there are no empty spaces without carving.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite and water temple on BaliIndonesia — the other major water temple being Pura Ulun Danu Batur. The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak).
Built in 1663, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11 stories of pelinggih meru dedicated for Shiva and his consort Parvathi.Buddha statue also present inside this templeLake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. Located 1200 m above sea level, it has a cold tropical climate.




Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sudaji Village in Sawan District

Since about a year ago, the name of Sudaji Village in Sawan Subdistrict seemed to have been very well-known. However, the village turns so famous is not because of its green area or sustainable forests, but due to various legal and political issues. For instance, it related to corruption of the national land certification program (Prona) and the fuss between the Village Representative Agency (BPD) and a group of residents whose case has not been resolved so far. Fortunately, in the midst of such political upheaval, a group of residents has a noble determination to develop the potential of the village by declaring Sudaji Village as a tourism village.

Since long time ago, their ancestors indeed liked to cultivate many kinds of fruits plants, chiefly local fruits. Around 1960-1970s, the famous fruits of Sudaji were Malaysian mango and lanzone. After the hybrid seedlings of durian and rambutan came to Bali, residents of the village bordering with Suwug Village in the north and verdant hills in the south set to cultivate Acehnese rambutan and Bangkok durian.
So, please do not be surprised if Sudaji has tens of thousands of fruit trees. From the existing data, at the end of 1998 were recorded 1,000 rambutan trees, 1,000 lanzone trees, 200 Malaysian mango trees, 200 mangosten trees, 5,000 coconut trees, 1,000 durian trees and 500 mango trees. Other than fruit trees, the village also had some 3,000 clove trees and 4,000 coffee trees. Within the past three years, local residents started to plant Bangkok durian. Apart from having relatively good price, the durian was more expensive than the other fruits. Now, the Bangkok durian from Sudaji has many lovers so it is always hunted. “Recently, many tourists are indeed watching the fruits while enjoying them at Sudaji Village,” said a resident of Sudaji.
In relation to the forest, Sudaji Customary Village is the village that had received a national champion in the field of forest conservation. Local residents believe if forest can be taken advantage as a tourist attraction. Additionally, the architecture of local buildings remains natural so it can also be enjoyed by tourists who do love natural objects.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gitgit Waterfall



This waterfall offers the beauty of the falls, with the fresh water of mountain and the natural forest environment. This place is perfect for lovers of trekking tour, with the field winding and up and down. You can also soak in here if you want. This waterfall is the highest waterfall in Bali.



 Located in the village of Gitgit, Sukasada District, Buleleng, Bali. From the town of Singaraja is 11 km towards the South, is 90 km from Denpasar. Having a height of 35 meters, offers the beauty of a very beautiful and charming, weather was so cool. You can enjoy the view of the field, enjoying the chirping of birds, the round trip distance from the parking area to the location of the waterfall.


Gitgit waterfall  is the most popular among the three falls. The most popular because it was also the most complete facilities in comparison to other waterfalls. At the waterfall there Gitgit lodging, restaurants, and some art shop selling various souvenirs typical of Bali and spices from the local crops such as dried clove, vanilla extract and some the other. The road to the falls is not less beautiful with the passing of clear creeks and Balinese terraced rice fields. There are temples that are located very close to this waterfall. The other is the toilet facilities or a place to change clothes if you want to enjoy the freshness of a shower this waterfall.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Twin Lakes in Pancasari Village



The fresh air and cool at the top of the village Wanagiri, District Sukasada Buleleng, Bali, is felt as soon as we walked through. Understandably beradadi highland village. From the village Wanagiri this, we can also enjoy the beauty of nature two twin lakes, namely Lake Buyan and Tamblingan lake, surrounded by mountains.

Two twin lakes are located in the district Sukasada, 21 km south of the city of Singaraja. Located on a side street Depasar - Singaraja. It is high at about 1000 meters above sea level. Actually the two lakes are located between the border of the village Wanagiri some villages, Pancasari villages, rural villages Gobleg Munduk and each has a border on either lake.

From the top of the peak Wanagiri village, we can also enjoy the dense jungle around the lake. Forest area is one of nature conservation area on the island of Bali. In the forest there are many temples which had stood since hundreds of years ago.

The existence of the apes were notb far from the second lake, which is on the road next to the lake Buyan majors Denpasar-Singaraja, which is daily increasing in number, adding to the appeal of the region as a tourist attraction.

On the side of the road, a number of villagers Wanagiri provide a place for the tourists to enjoy the natural beauty of the lake. The visitors can freely record all the beauty of Lake Buyan and Tamblingan. Of course, the villagers hope, can reap the economic benefits of the tourists who visit this place. For example, by opening stores and local craft stalls.

The tourists who visit this region is still low, compared to other tourist areas areas. In fact, natural beauty on offer this type twin lakes, pretty good.

The tourists were on their way from the lake Buyan, also spoiled with strawberry garden landscape with villagers belonging Pancasari. If you want to buy strawberries can directly pick their own hands.

Other facilities available are car parking for the lake, rent a boat for fishing or just purpose for recreation and accommodation facilities.

Buddhist Temple in Banjar Tegehe Village


Borobudur Copies It's in Bali!


Five stupas of Borobudur characteristic can be found in Brahmavihara Arama, North Bali. Thumbnail Borobudur is one of the unique spiritual attraction.

Vihara which had a typical bell-shaped golden orange color is located in the village of Banjar Tegeha, Banjar district, Buleleng regency. From west of Singaraja, this Buddhist temple is 18 km, and can be reached within 2 km of the highway south of Singaraja - Seririt.

The entry of Buddhism into the island's recorded history Thousand Temples century 7-8. The place of worship was itself founded in 1958 (other sources mention 1956). Brahmin descent was a monk named Ida Bagus Giri who pioneered this temple. The monk was then known as Bante (teacher) Girirakkhito Mahathera (1927-1997). In life, these religious leaders had served as vice president of the World Buddhist Sangha Council (WBSC) years from 1985 to 1989. This Buddhist monk is the nephew of Ida Ketut Jelantik, literary figures from the village of Banjar Tegehe ever published Sucita / Subudi.

Initially, Master Mahathera "only" building a small temple area of ​​6 mx 10 m. However, with the development of Buddhism in Bali, the temple was restored in 1970, and opened to the public in the same year. Brahmavihara Arama was heavily damaged by the earthquake that struck the region in July Seririt 1976. Pagoda ever built was destroyed. Now, with a land area of ​​4 hectares, the complex of worship became the oldest monasteries, and the only one in Bali.


The entrance and the pool of top rung
From the outside, the building looks like houses. A gate entrance with typical Balinese carvings, makes one forget that this building is a Buddhist place of worship.

Vihara is deliberately designed in accordance with Balinese architecture has a circular pool with fountains, and decorated with some plants, including lotus. The main page is divided into three parts: the stigma, intermediate and main mandala. All three are connected by stairs.

At all steps of the kindness shown teachings related to Buddhism. Buddhism is the principle that guides the viewer to interpret, and understand the Brahmavihara Arama. One of them reads indriya samvara which means always supervise / control aggregates.


In some of the outer wall of the monastery there Uruvela forest complete with a replica of the bodhi tree (the tree of enlightenment), statues and ornaments that speak of Buddhism and its history. There are also some things that are given by the Dalai Lama and the government of Thailand as a bell.

Because of its location on the hills, the temple offers a beautiful natural surrounding landscape Buleleng among other fields, the sea and the mountains. It is said that at night, when the sky is dark, the fireflies are found to fly, and beautify the "Borobudur" is.

Ample Brahmavihara has mango plantations and amber. Some frangipani trees planted among specific pathways cemented in position for the purpose of walking meditation. Meanwhile, in the monastery supplied pads can be taken out to sit on while meditating.


Area for a "walking meditation" and "sitting meditation"
Upon entering the temple, visitors are expected to open footwear, signed the guest book and make donations seikhlasnya in the box provided. In terms of dress wear gloves, long pants, or dress "decently".

Monastery where the monks live is not only visited by Buddhists. Dhammajiyoti, one board Girirakkhito Mahathera Foundation, confirmed that the majority of travelers come to meditate. Their goal is to get inner tranquility. Not only Buddhists are having noble intentions, religious or other beliefs also showed considerable interest.

Location away from the noise of a tourist destination of various circles to undergo silence with calm hearts and minds. The area of ​​the monastery has Vipasana space that can be used by anyone wishing to do meditation enlightenment. Every day come to seek spiritual bliss by meditation.

There are also students who meditate for a full year, without speaking, writing and reading. In place of meditation is provided vegetarian food. Of course the food is to be paid, if we eat it.

In certain months (January, May, June, August, September, and December) there are monks who are specifically guided Theravadic vipashana the breathing technique that aims to deepen understanding and sensitivity gain.

Special in April and September there are monks who provide teaching in English. Mandarin-speaking teachers are available. For the year 2010 meditation schedule is as follows: June 12 to 20 (Mandarin / English) and June 21-July 6 (UK / Indonesia). The program is known as Vipassana retreat MMD (Know Yourself Meditation). Although free, donations are highly recommended.

Just like a monastery, there are monks who live in it. To the guests who want to meditate and plan to stay encouraged to contact the temple in advance. This is because the capacity of the rooms numbered only 30.


Dalai Lama and the Goddess Kwan Im. Sculpture measures 30 cm is placed in front of the statue of Goddess Kwan Im bigger. Flanked Sculpture Statue Brahma and Saraswati.
In 1982, the Dalai Lama came to Brahmavihara. There is a hall that seemed dedicated to him. This is where the statues and pictures of the Dalai Lama's visit on display.

One night, the temple is visited by a mysterious woman claiming to be from Denpasar Singaraja. The woman was carrying a statue of Goddess Kwan Im high as 30 cm, and asked the monk to put the statue on the altar. In 2008, ceramic sculpture is highlighting the general public because of tears.

Whatever its uniqueness, there may be good on the big day, we helped Buddhists mendarmakan indriya samvara: supervise / control indriya

Hot Spring of Banjar

The Awesome Hot Spring in Northern of Bali

Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North BaliThe sacred hot springs 'Air Panas' of Banjar are set in the midst of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, close to Lovina Beach, and it consist of three public and one private pool.

The sulphuric water is of volcanic origin and has an agreeable warm temperature of 37 degrees Celcius, ideal for people suffering from rheumatic diseases.


The pools
The hot spring water gushes from the mouths of eight stone carved naga (mythical, dragon-like creatures) into the oblong shaped upper pool.

From the upper pool the water overflows from the mouths of five more nagas into the largest of the three pools, which is square shaped and situated at a lower level.
Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North BaliAdjacent to these pools is the third and smallest one from which the water poors down via three 4 meter high spouts, giving you a strong, reviving massage.

There is a small temple at the spot where the water wells up from the ground, encased by a low, stone structure.

Facilities
Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North BaliThere is a cozy restaurant on the grounds of the hot springs where you can have a good lunch against low prices.

At the right side under the elevated restaurant are a few changing cabins, cramped and rather smelly, and an outdoor shower can be found adjacent to the largest pool.


How to reach the hot springs of Banjar
The hot springs can easily be reached from Lovina Beach by bemo or by public bus to the junction of the main road (Jalan Seririt-Singaraja) with the road that leads to Banjar village. From there you can take an ojek (motorbike taxi) or a dokar (horse cart), or make a steep climb on foot. From the village of Banjar it is a one km walk or drive uphill (follow the signpost shortly after the village market) to the carpark of the hot springs. Buy your ticket (Rp. 3,000) from the small office and run the gauntlet for a few hundred meters along the hawkers stalls to the entrance of the baths.Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North Bali

Best time to visit


After 10am (and especially in the weekends and national holidays) its starts to get crowded with both local people and tourists. The best time to visit Air Panas, the hot springs of Banjaris as early as possible in the morning when it is still quiet in the pools.

Hot Spring of Banjar




The Awesome Hot Spring in Northern of Bali

Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North BaliThe sacred hot springs 'Air Panas' of Banjar are set in the midst of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, close to Lovina Beach, and it consist of three public and one private pool.

The sulphuric water is of volcanic origin and has an agreeable warm temperature of 37 degrees Celcius, ideal for people suffering from rheumatic diseases.


The pools
The hot spring water gushes from the mouths of eight stone carved naga (mythical, dragon-like creatures) into the oblong shaped upper pool.

From the upper pool the water overflows from the mouths of five more nagas into the largest of the three pools, which is square shaped and situated at a lower level.
Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North BaliAdjacent to these pools is the third and smallest one from which the water poors down via three 4 meter high spouts, giving you a strong, reviving massage.

There is a small temple at the spot where the water wells up from the ground, encased by a low, stone structure.

Facilities

Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North BaliThere is a cozy restaurant on the grounds of the hot springs where you can have a good lunch against low prices.

At the right side under the elevated restaurant are a few changing cabins, cramped and rather smelly, and an outdoor shower can be found adjacent to the largest pool.


How to reach the hot springs of Banjar
The hot springs can easily be reached from Lovina Beach by bemo or by public bus to the junction of the main road (Jalan Seririt-Singaraja) with the road that leads to Banjar village. From there you can take an ojek (motorbike taxi) or a dokar (horse cart), or make a steep climb on foot. From the village of Banjar it is a one km walk or drive uphill (follow the signpost shortly after the village market) to the carpark of the hot springs. Buy your ticket (Rp. 3,000) from the small office and run the gauntlet for a few hundred meters along the hawkers stalls to the entrance of the baths.Air Panas, Hot Springs of Banjar - North Bali

Best time to visit

After 10am (and especially in the weekends and national holidays) its starts to get crowded with both local people and tourists. The best time to visit Air Panas, the hot springs of Banjaris as early as possible in the morning when it is still quiet in the pools.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pulaki Temple


 The Holy Place Heritage Prehistory



Difficult rebuffed, the Pulaki temple is a sacred area that could be called perfect. Besides having an amazing natural scenery, religious aura and glow in the sanctity of the temple and its surroundings will seem obvious, as entered on the sidelines of the skin pores. Most of the people who had prayed to the temple often even admitted thin fur on his neck occasionally be upright. Perhaps because of the excessive awe of its natural beauty or very impressed by the religious aura that feels.

Pulaki temple stands on a rocky cliff directly overlooking the sea. In the background lies the rocky steep hill only occasionally looked green during the rainy season. This temple looks dignified, strong and noble, just because standing in a very difficult spot. Moreover, the scenery was so captivating display. If you stand in the temple and look ahead, not only the sea but also a cluster would seem a small hill on the western side shaped promontory. Monkeys living around the temple, though impressed fierce, it also creates its own charm.

Pulaki temple is located in the Banyupoh village Gerokgak District, Buleleng, about 53 kilometers west of the city of Singaraja. This temple is situated on the edge of the highway department Singaraja-Gilimanuk, so Hindus will always stopped to pray when passing from Gilimanuk to Singaraja or vice versa. But if you want to pray in a gang, people can come when held a series that began in Purnama piodalan Sasih Kapat. History Pulaki temple can not be explained properly. However, of the various pieces of data left behind, at least the history of the temple goes back to prehistoric times.


In the area Pulaki temple, Pura Melanting around, around 1987 discovered several tools made of stone tools, including stone shaped pulp, shaped ax and other tools. Based on it, and the views of the layout and structure of the temple, it can be presumed background establishment Pulaki temple worship tool originally associated with prehistoric societies that form the building staircase.

On the other hand, seen from the location of the temple which is located in the Gulf Pulaki Pulaki and have plenty of fresh water resources, the region is thought to have visited by humans since centuries ago. Pulaki become quite crowded region visited by commercial boats that require water as an indispensable ingredient in cruise heading to Java and the Moluccas. In fact, the likelihood of that time had no effect in the form of barter trade. Items that may be produced from the sap of the sugar Pulaki is ejection. It builds are still found papyrus plant along the coast from Gilimanuk to the east, including Pulaki.

From the description, predictable Pulaki has been around since prehistoric times, both associated with the shrine, as well as the other activities. This continues until the attack on Bali by Majapahit in 1343 AD. In the book Gajah Mada expedition to Bali organized Ginarsa Ketut says that the troops down in Jembrana Gajah Mada then marched inland villages, such Pegametan, Pulaki and Wangaya.

According to Simba, Pulaki also be the center of the development of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism around 1380 AD as given in the book'' Bhuwana Tatwa Maharishi Markandeya Ketut Ginarsa'' arrangement.

Other data are also found mention in the book Pulaki Dwijendra Tatwa'' bouquet'' Gusti Bagus Sugriva. There it is written, "Let my brother, stay here, together with our daughter Ni Swabawa.He had become Batara Dalem adinda Melanting and may be Batara Dalem Ketut to be cherished and worshiped the people here who will "kanda pralinakan" so invisible by ordinary people. all be fine. village area was later named Pulaki. "

Other data about Pulaki is finding pieces of the temple that looks like a temple that is in the Kingdom of Kediri. Found at Temple Belatungan in 1987. From that data, the conclusion being Pulaki temple as a holy place has been around since prehistoric times, and disappeared after the presence of Dang Hyang Nirarta with events dipralinakannya Pulaki temple around 1489 AD. The presence of non-residents of the Pura Pulaki scale long enough. Pura Pulaki disappeared from sight and regional scale is practically empty from 1489 until about 1920 or for about 431 years. But before that, from the prehistoric period to the presence of Ida Batara Dang Hyang Nirarta in 1489, still Pulaki temple as a place of worship, both of which carried the prehistoric, the Baliaga the Vaishnava sect developed Rsi Markandeya and the followers Tri Sakti with symbols three lotus flowers that are red, black and white were picked from a pool of Dang Hyang Nirarta obtained in the stomach dragon in Pulaki.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Buleleng harbor

Historic Sites with Beautiful Panorama


Singaraja, is an old town is located on the northern tip of the island of gods. Perhaps only a few people who still remember, that this city was the capital of Nusa Tenggara and an important shipping center because it has the largest pier on the island of Bali. The jetty was known as the Port of Buleleng.

Buleleng harbor located about 2.5 Kilometers north-central town of Singaraja. If departing from Singaraja city center, it takes approximately 15 minutes to reach this port. But if departure from Ngurah Rai Airport, the trip can be taken with a time of about 3.5 hours.

To be able to enter the port of Buleleng, you do not need to reach the pockets too deep. Simply by paying parking fees for motorcycle is Rp. 500  and Rp. 1000 for car, then you can enjoy the panoramic harbor views.




Since the center of the provincial government of Bali has moved to south in about 1950s, triumph port of Buleleng gradually disappear. Harbor the first time to the place of loading and unloading of goods and transit of foreign cruise ships carrying tourists, is now history. Old buildings that had a silent witness to the triumph of the port, left empty and leave only memories.

Buleleng harbor also saw a brief history of local resistance against the Dutch government. Remember you will Incidents Hotel Yamato? A historical event that shows courage Indonesia to snag a blue color on the flag of the Netherlands? It appeared in the harbor of Buleleng also similar incidents had occurred.

To commemorate this historic event, in 1987 the government built the monument Yudha Mandala Tama. A towering monument, in the form of a muscular young man pointing towards the ocean while holding bamboo spears with the red and white on the edges.

Then around 2005, the place is laid out by adding some green grass and garden  also repainting some old buildings. In addition, the old wood has been replaced by former dock a floating restaurant.

Besides enjoying the beautiful panorama, tour the port of Buleleng can be enjoyed in many ways. Usually, on Sunday morning people use the port to perform light exercise activities such as gymnastics, jogging or just enjoying the fresh air in the morning, accompanied by the warmth of the sun. The fishing mania can channel his hobby on a concrete slab that juts into the sea. In addition, the fishing is also available at the end of the floating restaurant. Besides fishing, panoramic sunset in the port of Buleleng is not less beautiful with in other beaches.

if you feel hungry, around the harbor area there are many vendors who peddle meals with prices starting from Rp. 5000 to Rp. 15,000. For those of you who want a more exclusive atmosphere of the sunset, you can try several menu mainstay at floating restaurant, which provides various types of culinary specials at affordable prices.

In the west port of Buleleng, near the area of ​​maritime village, you can find a temple immediately Balinese architecture coupled with little ornaments China. This temple will usually be met when Hindu "Melasti" ceremony is held and also when "Piodalan" arrived.

Near the entrance to the east, there is a pagoda with oriental-style architecture known as Ling Gwan Kiong. Until now, the temple is still actively used for prayer and the wedding ceremony. Although the temple is a place of worship, if you want to see the contents of the pagoda, you are allowed to enter. In fact, the temple guards are happy to be a guide.

Pura Ponjok Batu


The environment of this temple is very unique because it isa comprised of a rock promontory which from the crevices of rocks grows frangipani   trees and shrubs that look so beautiful. In the terminology of Bali, "Ponjok Batu" is meant Stone Cape.

Environmental of the temple is the place for praying to the Ida Sang Hyang Widhi for hinduism . From the front of the temple are restricted highway to look Amlapura Java Sea views stretching can lead to peace of mind and inspire visitors. Calm sea that covered some of the old trees in the surrounding hills add to the beauty of the location and the locals use it for everyday purposes.

Praying Place for Public




This temple is the site of public worship so no wonder that in every festival.This temple is visited by many tourists both coming from Buleleng and outside even beyond Bali. Besides its natural beauty, the temple architecture reflects the typical style of the building is made of natural stones that is very interesting for travelers.

Until now quite a lot of tourists visiting the region, especially the tourists who are traveling to tourism objects that exist in the east of Buleleng regency. As Sembiran village, sacred dance and wayang wong way towards Karangasem.

Friday, October 5, 2012


Pura Dalem Jagaraga  is located in the Jagaraga Village, Sawan district 11 km east of the city of Singaraja, . The village is famous for its "Puputan Jagaraga" war against the Dutch in 1848 under the command of I Gusti Ketut Jelantik. Pura Dalem neighborhood has its own uniqueness which relief vintage cars driven by people who are armed, relief plane crashed, the relief of the Dutch drinking beer and others. Also statue "Men Brayut" Bali People story of a mother with many young children  hang on her body. This temple can not be found in other places in Bali

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Several Guidances for Visiting Lovina





A well-known beach at the north coast of the Island of God where you can actually see dolphins swimming around and greeting you with their claps and squeaks! It stretches down the whole north coast with small villages like Kaliasem & Temukukus, Kalibubuk, Anturan, Tukad Mungga and Pemaron as its main public areas. A stunning sunset seems to be perpetually glowing here and this is also complementarily a great place for water sports. The sand along the beach is grayish black in colour because of the lack of waves and temperate water. This somehow goes with the tranquility the beach offers. As for a sight of the dolphins or a good snorkeling spot, and at a better price, I would suggest for you to take the local service. Make an appointment with him and rent a private boat instead of renting the boats which are already at the beach.
It takes about 3 to 5 hours from the Ngurah Rai airport to Lovina beach. You can go straight up from Kuta to Singaraja, passing Bedugul, or might prefer to take a rather longer road through Kintamani, head west and feel the cold breeze at Mount Batur before you arrive at Lovina beach.
Here is a brief summary about areas along Lovina beach:
  • AnturanHere in Anturan, there are more than 20 small cottages and bungalows to choose from. It also has the one and only petrol station along the way. Slightly more developed, note that the bungalows are also more pricy than others. Look carefully though, you just might find one that suits you beyond your dreams.
  • Kalibubuk
    If you do not want to leave your night life behind this holiday, staying in the Kalibubuk area is a great choice and expect teeming restaurants and bars along the way. Considered as one of the most crowded area at Lovina beach it is similarly filled with services such as dive centers, car rentals, money changers and such. Let’s casually make out to say that this is the ‘Kuta’ of Lovina.
  • Kaliasem & Temukus
    Heading west from Kalibubuk (about 1 km away), you will reach Kaliasem & Temukukus. Kaliasem & Temukus is certainly not going to be as packed as Kalibubuk but yet with still many bungalows to choose from, most facing the beach and at a rather affordable price.