This article provides you all to things to do in Lovina, the laid back and relaxing village on the north of Bali, Indonesia.
Things to do in Lovina
Lovina offers the world class diving coral reefs, it is indeed one of the main activities in this tranquil town.
Snorkeling and scuba diving trips leave from Kalibukbuk for Menjangan and other north shore dive spots. There are several dive operators based out of Lovina that operate daily dive trips to Menjangan Island, Tulamben and Amed, as well as night dives from the local shore. “Spice Dive” are based out of Lovina and offer day trips to all of the dive spots on the northern shore.
Guides are available in a variety of languages and multi-day discounts are available.
If you are not into diving, you still are able to enjoy the beautiful marine life offered here.
Snorkeling is possible on the reef just offshore from Kalibukbuk in the mornings around 10am. You will need to hire a boat for this and it costs about 50,000 per head (includes gear, although your own will be a better fit).
3. Dolphin watching
Dolphin watching is another great things to do in Lovina.
These trips leave early each morning and are great fun for the kids, despite the criticism that the boats tend to outnumber the dolphins. Prices are fixed by a dolphin cartel, they are around 50,000 (4 euro).
4. Chill and have some drinks at open air bar
Lovina has a kind of slow motion island life style, which is great things if you are not into a buzzling town like Kuta or Seminyak.
Chilling and sing along at the open air bars while having one or two beers are the typical of scene in this area. Many foreigners have made this locality home and the place gets busy at sundown when both locals and foreigners come down to the beach for ‘happy hour’ and a good meal.
5. Watch a nightly game of beach volleyball
Another fun things to do in watching or even joining night volleyball games with locals and other travellers, it is happening in the car park in front of the main bars.
6. Visit Air Banjar Hot Springs
Air Banar hot springs is located west of Lovina. It is an enchanting hot springs with stone carved mouths gushing water among a lush garden setting. A nominal entrance fee is charged. Go in the morning if you want some peace and quiet, you will have the place to yourself if you get there before 9am.
7. Have relaxing Spa treatments
Lovina is lucky to have several spa facilities. While a little more low key than the spas to the south, the service is excellent and the prices, being much less than the opulent spas in the south, are an excellent value and well worth it.
Agung’s Spa is known as the most popular and the best spa in Lovina, it offers body scrubs, facials, massage, etc. It is also the nicest spa facility in Lovina, though by Balinese standards it is much smaller and basic than what you would find elsewhere on the island.
8. Dining at one of restaurants in Kalibukbuk village
Eating and Drinking – ‘Kakatua’ in Kalibukbuk is one the most popular with tourists and not without reason.
The menu is varied, the staff friendly and you can see the food being prepared and cooked from fresh ingredients. There are many good restaurants and bars listed on other pages in the site.