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Lovina Beach: Playground of Bottle-Nosed Dolphins along North Bali's Coast

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    Pantai Lovina
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    Pantai Lovina
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    Pantai Lovina
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  5. Lovina Beach

    Pantai Lovina
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Overview

 

If you are looking for a completely different holiday, different from South Bali’s Kuta-Seminyak vibrant atmosphere, then you should head north to Bali’s Lovina Beach. Situated some 9 Km from Singaraja, capital city of the Buleleng Regency, Lovina Beach  facing the Bali Sea is the perfect def

 

If you are looking for a completely different holiday, different from South Bali’s Kuta-Seminyak vibrant atmosphere, then you should head north to Bali’s Lovina Beach. Situated some 9 Km from Singaraja, capital city of the Buleleng Regency, Lovina Beach  facing the Bali Sea is the perfect definition of tranquility, where one can  enjoy the true meaning of a laid back and relaxed life.

 

 Lovina stretches across a swathe of over 8 kms coastline comprising a string of coastal villages, which are: Kaliasem,Kalibukbuk,Anturan, and Tukad Mungga – collectively known as Lovina. The heart of Lovina is the village of Kalibukbuk situated  in the  Buleleng District, Buleleng Regency.

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Unlike other white-sand beaches on Bali, Lovina  beach is of  grey and black volcanic sand. Just as the nearby Pemuteran Beach, Lovina also features incredible underwater life to plunge in  for those who enjoy diving and snorkeling. But, the main attraction here are the bottle-nosed dolphins (Tursiops truncates)n who haved made this coast their playground. .

 

Dolphins normally appear early in the morning just when the first rays of the sun rise on the horizon. These incredibly smart creatures will come and swim near boats and cavort around creating a truly fascinatingspectacle of nature.  This  anazing attraction can be viewed from traditional boats called “Jukung” that are offered by many operators or individuals on shore.

 

The name Lovina itself is said to be  derived from the word “Love” and “Ina” which is  Balinese for "mother". Therefore, Lovina means Love for the Motherland or the country. The name Lovina was once banned from being  used here since it was considered alien, so that tourist businesses in the area used alternatived names such as Manggala, Krisna, Angsoka,or  Nirwana. However, when tourism to north Bali grewsignificantly, the name Lovina was used again since it was easier for  tourists to remember and  was, therefore,  favored by tour operators.

 

The history of Lovina cannot be separated from  Anak Agung Panji Tisna who had travelled all over Asia and Europe. He became interested in the way of life of the people in Bombay, India, which led him toreplicate this in Buleleng. Returning from abroad in 1953, Anak Agung Panji Tisna immediately applied his ideas and established an inn called Lovina on his plot of  land. The facility featured a 3 room cottage with a seaside restaurant. Over time, Lovina grew from a simple cottage to an extensive tourist destination.

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To Stay

There are a number of accommodation options available along  Lovina Beach, among these are:


Lovina Beach Hotel Bali

Phone: +62 362 41005

 

Aneka Lovina Villas & Spa Bali

Jalan Raya Kalibukbuk Lovina Beach

Phone: +62 362 41827

 

Rini Hotel

Phone: +62 362 41386

 

Suma Beach Hotel Lovina

Phone: +62 362 4


There are a number of accommodation options available along  Lovina Beach, among these are:


Lovina Beach Hotel Bali

Phone: +62 362 41005

 

Aneka Lovina Villas & Spa Bali

Jalan Raya Kalibukbuk Lovina Beach

Phone: +62 362 41827

 

Rini Hotel

Phone: +62 362 41386

 

Suma Beach Hotel Lovina

Phone: +62 362 41566

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Tips

Do remember that dolphins appear only when the weather is right, so that there is no absolute guarantee that dolphins will automatically surface at any time. Dolphins will usually be attracted to rise to the surface of the sea when it is sunny and bright.

 

The best time to see dolphins is&nb

Do remember that dolphins appear only when the weather is right, so that there is no absolute guarantee that dolphins will automatically surface at any time. Dolphins will usually be attracted to rise to the surface of the sea when it is sunny and bright.

 

The best time to see dolphins is during the dry season , which is between April to October

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Get There

From Denpasar,  capital city of Bali, you can get to Lovina through Bedugul over the mountainous central part of the island, which takes  about 2 hours. Alternatively, you can follow the Gilimanuk route of West Bali which will take about 4 hours drive.

From Denpasar,  capital city of Bali, you can get to Lovina through Bedugul over the mountainous central part of the island, which takes  about 2 hours. Alternatively, you can follow the Gilimanuk route of West Bali which will take about 4 hours drive.

To Eat

 There are various foreign and local restaurants that offering international and local food with varied price.

 There are various foreign and local restaurants that offering international and local food with varied price.

To Do

Lovina Beach is perfect for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of busy daily life  and simply wish to be immersed in the tranquility of pristine nature. A morning or afternoon stroll along the beach accompanied only by the soft breeze of winds, or simply relaxing on the shore with a cold drink,  will t

Lovina Beach is perfect for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of busy daily life  and simply wish to be immersed in the tranquility of pristine nature. A morning or afternoon stroll along the beach accompanied only by the soft breeze of winds, or simply relaxing on the shore with a cold drink,  will truly indulge your senses.

 

While those who wish to  get right up close to the dolphins at sea  can contact the  many operators in the hotels or along the shore. Do remember, though, that you must rise early in the morning to catch sight of this magnificent spectacle.

 

Diving and Snorkeling are also other excellent activities that  you can try on Lovina. There are a number of operators in the area who are more than ready to cater to your needs.

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