Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Lovina beach : Enjoying sunrise with dolphin attraction

The famous Indonesian island of Bali has been a popular destination for beach lovers for more than four decades. Bali is a large island with beach scenes of all shapes and sizes to choose from. And the best Beach in north coast of Bali's which have an unique attraction for the tourist is Lovina beach. The beaches of Lovina are characterized by its rural nature and its unique, dark colored sand of volcanic origin with calm sea water containing a variety of sea coral and tropical fishes , with tranquil waters that are clean, but look black because of the sand base. It is still a pleasant and attractive beach.


Lovina beach is officially located in Kalibukbuk area and covering some countryside like Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan and Kalibukbuk countryside. Kalibugbug countryside it self is located in Buleleng sub district, meanwhile the Kaliasem and Temukus countryside are located in Banjar sub district where it both of them are belong to Buleleng regency. The eastern countryside is called Pemaron about 5 Km west of Singaraja, and the western countryside is Temukus about 12 Km west of Singaraja.


The most interesting part of this coast, and may become its own advantages compared to other Lovina area is attraction of wild dolphins in the middle of the waters of Lovina beach . Acrobatic Dolphins are known to be very friendly with humans, giving the impression an unforgettable experience for visitors Lovina beach tour. Imagine, visitors will be presented with style and the funny behavior of a set of Dolphin , directly in the middle of the sea. Lovina area itself is inhabited by hundreds of dolphins which are always ready to entertaining the tourists who come to see and saw the cute, adorable and fantastic dolphins action.

However, there is a condition. To see the various attractions that shown by the Dolphins, travelers must go to sea very early, around 06.00. This is because the Dolphins are just emerging in the area of Lovina beach between the hours of 6 to 8 am only. The quiet and solitude were amazing. The sea around was smooth to breath taking. The light in the sky and the reflections of light of the water seemed to merge at an unknown point on the horizon. Slowly more colors filled the skies as the sun rose behind the volcanic mountains.

This was one of those special moments in time when you can appreciate the natural beauty that the world has to offer….. and you were pleased to be taking the time to enjoy every moment of it. The sunrise was beautiful out on the water as the moon faded in the distance and the sun began to dance off the ripples made by fisher boat and the slight water movement from a slight wind. And at that time, dozens of Dolphins will naturally show attraction was its ability to entertain the many tourists who come.


All tourists can watch the dolphins by rent a fishing boat that was widely available. There are many ships and boats lined up along this Bali beach coast. That boats usually used to take tourists to see the dolphins attractions.With a ship or boat, the tourists will delivered into the dolphins area. This wild dolphins attraction lasted about 1 hour. It’s interesting because this attraction can only be seen at Lovina beach Bali. Usually after seeing the dolphins, tourists will invited to visit the coral reefs location by the ship owner or the travel guide. Tourists can see the coral reefs and various kinds of interesting fish from the boat. Providing food to the fish such as bread also can be done.

How to get there

Domestic tourists who travel by air should be arrive at the only airport in Bali: Ngurah Rai Airport. Ngurah Rai Airport and Lovina Beach is like from the southern tip to the northern tip of Bali. The distance can be more than 120 km. It can take up to almost three hours to get there. The best recommendation to really enjoy Lovina Beach is a minimum stay overnight in this area.

You can easily get to Lovina by bus from all parts of Bali, but it is a long ride from the East or South. Getting your own car with or without a driver ( Unrecommended !!) is a much easier way to get to the North. Again it is much easier to hire a driver and car for any longer journey. You can travel from Kuta in less than 3hrs and from the airport or Sanur in about 2.30hrs. You will travel through (Pura Ulun Danau) Bedugul and could go the pretty way through Munduk if you are not in a hurry. So you could stop to take in the temple, lakes and rice paddies on your trip and make a day of it.

Where to stay

1. Lovina Beach Hotel

Lovina Beach Hotel was founded by the late Anak Agung Pandji Tisna (1908-1978). It was in 1953, when Pandji Tisna started to build the first guest-house on the beach of Kampung Baru, original name of the beach. He named the small hotel "Lovina". The location of the hotel is truly convenience. This hotel served Balinese, Indonesian and Western cuisine, adjoins the swimming pool with peaceful atmosphere.

Address : Lovina Beach
Bali 81151 - INDONESIA
Phone : 62-362-41005
Fax : 62-362-41473

2. Gardenview Cottages

Gardenview Cottages located in Nyuh Kuning Village in the outskirts of Ubud are the closest cottages to the town of Lovina. They are conveniently located only 45 minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in the serene central highlands of Bali. The Gardenview is surrounded by outdoor attractions that draw people from all over the world, including volcanoes, beaches and ancient temples. Gardenview even offers multiple tours of nearby attractions starting at $40. Guests staying at Gardenview can choose between single bedrooms, double or a three bedroom Deluxe Bungalow. Both packages include a complimentary breakfast. Other amenities of the hotel include a swimming pool and laundry service.

Gardenview Cottages
Jl. Nyuh Kuning, Nyuh Kuning Village
Ubud 80571, Indonesia
0-36-197-4055

3. Ananda Cottages and Hotel

Down the street from the Gardenview, in the small village of Jalan Campuhan, is the Ananda Cottages and Hotel. The cottages are nestled in the thick jungle that is home to variety of wildlife including monkeys.Because of its natural surroundings, people flock to Ananda to stay amongst the jungle inhabitants.The cottages are also able to accommodate parties both small and large with their single rooms and their spacious Villa Suites.The grounds also have two indoor/outdoor spaces specific for group events and weddings.The Anadda offers extensive spa and body treatment packages that include massage theory, Tropical Fruit Facial, and a Balinese Relaxing Massage.

Ananda Cottages and Hotel
Jalan Campuhan
Ubud, Indonesia
0-36-197-5376

Tips

1. In February or March no snorkeling or dolphin trips are offered due to heavy rain and dirty water.
2. It's recommend to rent the boat on the previous evening so you able to bid and select the best one from may various boat at there
3. When you buy your ticket for the boat , give the vendor your room number and someone will wake you with a knock on your door 15 minutes before the predawn departure for the 30- to 60-minute trip to dolphin territory

Important Addresses and Handy Phone numbers
-The Post Office is located on Jalan Raya Lovina between the villages of Kalikbukbuk and Temukus.
-The Prodiac Clinic (0362-24516)) can be found in Singaraja on Jalan RA Kartini no.12.
-The Singaraja Hospital is located on Jalan Ngurah Rai no.30 and can be contacted on 0362-22573.
-The Tourist Office in Lovina beach Bali is set up at Jalan Raya Lovina next to the traffic lights when you enter Kalikbukbuk and they are housed in the same building as the Police Station (0362-22510).

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