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7 Awesome Things to Do When You’re in Lovina, Bali

Are you done exploring the southern part of Bali, such as Kuta, Seminyk, or Uluwatu? Are you trying to experience the wildlife of Bali to the fullest?  Then Lovina is your must-visit destination next!

This hidden gem is located in the northern part of Bali. Lovina has a unique beach with black sand instead of the usual white sand you’re used to seeing on other Bali beaches.

The area is still relatively empty compared to other popular tourist sites, leaving much room for you to explore the beach to your heart’s content.

Before visiting this one-of-a-kind region, here’s all you need to know about it: a quick overview, the best time to visit, and the best things to do in Lovina!

An Overview of Lovina

An Overview of Lovina


Lovina is an area located in Kalibukbuk, Buleleng Regency. As you drive there, you’ll be greeted by the sight of stunning rainforest mountains.

There are many fun and interesting destinations that await you, from beautiful temples, waterfalls, hot springs, to famous black-sand beaches!

You can get to the area by renting either a car or a motorbike. This way, you’ll also have the freedom to fully explore Lovina.

The price to rent a motorbike usually starts from Rp80,000 per 24 hours, but you’ll have to fill your own gas.

As for the price of renting a car, it usually starts from Rp500,000 per 12 hours. It usually varies depending on the type of car you’re renting.

The trip will take approximately 3 hours from Kuta, so make sure to pack up some snacks and water for your trip.

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Best Time to Visit Lovina

Tourists usually visit Lovina between July to August. If you want to beat the crowd and still get the best weather conditions, it’s best that you visit Lovina around May to August.

May to August is great because you won’t have to worry about queueing for various activities or not getting any vehicle to rent. You’ll also get to enjoy Bali’s clear blue sky and stunning view.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Lovina

Now that you know how to get there and the best time to visit, it’s time to find out the fun activities you can do during your visit:

1. Experience Culture & Tradition

Experience Culture & Tradition


Bali is evidence that modernity can exist alongside tradition. It’s seen in the many building structures and ceremonies that are being held annually—a beautiful culture worth preserving.

If you’re interested in experiencing the authentic culture and traditions of Bali, Lovina is a great place to start. The locals are particularly laid back and open to connecting with tourists. Some even go through the length of inviting tourists to family ceremonies.

Be sure to keep an eye out for public ceremonies. If you decide to attend one, be sure to wear the appropriate clothing by wearing a traditional sarong or sash.

2. Enjoy Culinary Wonders Accompanied by Live Music

Enjoy Culinary Wonders Accompanied by Live Music


Seafood lovers should not miss this! Be sure to pay a visit to Kalibukbuk village to feast on fresh fish and other seafood, caught by local fishermen and directly grilled by the locals.

It’s a great way to spend time with great companies. The combination of mouth-watering meals, local cold beer or wine, and live music are the recipe for the best night of your life!

3. Join a Cooking Class

Join a Cooking Class

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Now that you’ve had a taste of Indonesian food, you might be thinking of recreating it at home. Lucky for you, you won’t have to guess the ingredients or the cooking steps, as you can directly learn from the locals through a cooking class!

You can see if your accommodation provides a cooking class or keep an eye out for ones made by the locals. Either way, the class will take you on a journey of learning various traditional menus.

Get ready for an authentic travel experience; some classes include a trip to the local market to pick the ingredients yourself.

4. Snorkeling & Diving

Snorkeling & Diving


If you prefer some engaging water activity, then Lovina is also one of the best spots to snorkel and dive. Just off the shore of Central Lovina, you’ll be able to find the stunning Lovina Reef.

However, if you’re interested in seeing a more diverse marine life, then you should go to Menjangan Island which is located about 1.5 hours from Lovina. You’ll get the chance to spot sea turtles, clownfish, moray, or small black-tip reef sharks.

5. Join the Wild Dolphin Tour

Join the Wild Dolphin Tour


The main attraction of Lovina is the dolphin tour, in which a group of people is taken on a tour to see a pod of dolphins swimming around right in the middle of the sea.

If you take the tour, you’ll leave the shore before the sun even rises—usually by 05:30—to get to the perfect dolphin-watching spot around 2 km from the beach.

The tour usually lasts for two hours, so you’ll be able to make the most of your time with these cute mammals.

6. Visit Great Waterfalls

Visit Great Waterfalls


If you’re done exploring the beach yet still crave for more water activities, then be sure to visit the waterfalls of Lovina.

The first one you can visit is Banyumala Waterfall. Surrounded by a jungle, this place gives off a sense of peace as you swim around in the natural pool. 

If you want to simply enjoy nature, you can choose to go to Sekumpul and Fiji Waterfalls for a scenic view. Located in the deep rainforest mountains, the view you’re about to witness looks straight out of the Avatar movie!

7. Unwind at Holy Hot Springs

Unwind at Holy Hot Springs


After a long day of exploring Lovina, treat yourself to some relaxing bath in Holy Hot Springs. This natural sulfurous hot spring is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden, making it a perfect place to unwind and release some tension.

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Bobocabin Ubud, A Chance to Experience Bali’s Nature to the Fullest

Beautiful Nature at Bobocabin Ubud

Staying surrounded by nature has never been more convenient; Bobocabin Ubud is the modern solution for those who are looking to be one with Bali’s nature!

Here, you’ll get the picture-perfect view of Mount Batur right from your doorstep. You can also give yourself some privacy with the smart window, adjust the lighting to enhance your comfort, and put on some music for a great ambience—all within your fingertips.

Feeling like grilling? Go make some BBQ with your loved ones for some quality time. To close the night off, enjoy the warmth of your very own campfire under the stars.

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