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.
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.