Nestled on the north-eastern coastline of the wonderful island of Bali is the serene village of Lovina. In fact, Lovina is actually made up of several villages, giving you more opportunity to experience the traditional Balinese way of life. Often referred to as Lovina Beach, this quiet area provides the opportunity to have a relaxing holiday, made perfect by a tranquil Lovina holiday rental villa. There are a range of activities on offer that are situated far away from the mass tourist areas on the island.
Lovina has a wonderful beach with soft black sand which is perfect for sunbathing. Watersports that are available here include snorkelling, diving, sailing and fishing. One activity that is very popular with visitors to Lovina is dolphin spotting. To see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat you have to be up very early in the morning though!
One interesting feature in Lovina is buffalo racing. This tradition was brought over from Java and happens often in the village of Kaliasem, which is one of the villages that make up Lovina. Lucky visitors sometimes get the opportunity to drive the brightly decorated beasts so it is definitely worth leaving your holiday rental villa for.
If you can prise yourself away from your quiet Lovina holiday rental villa then there are many places nearby to explore. The town of Singaraja is approximately 11 minutes journey away from Lovina and is a must-see.
Singaraja is Bali’s second largest town and the principal town of the Buleleng district. With its harbour, which is a major port for trade with other Indonesian islands, visitors can explore the older area of the harbour, which has some Dutch colonial influence in its architecture. Other items that must be on your itinerary are the Hindu temple, Pura Dalem and the Gedong Kirtya Library. The library of particular interest as it has over 3,000 Lontar manuscripts written on rontal palm leaves as well as an extensive collection of documents relating to the town’s Dutch Colonial period.
Bali is blessed with a tropical climate and so visitors on a Lovina holiday can expect great weather most of the year round. The wet season which lasts from December to March may mean the odd shower of rain but the northern part of Bali tends to be drier than the south during this time. The dry season lasts from April to November and average daytime temperatures can reach an impressive 28°C. There are lovely sea breezes during the dry season on the northern coast to ensure that visitors remain cool.
Travel to Lovina, Bali Travellers on a Lovina holiday will arrive at Denpasar International Airport (DPS), which is located approximately 150 kilometres away. There are no direct flights from the UK but airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Jetstar offer regular, affordable flights. Passengers can depart from many UK airports including Luton (LTN), Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX) and Edinburgh (EDI).