Adjani Bali Cooking School
Adjani Bali is one of Lovina’s notable Balinese cooking classes, offering tailored classes for various skill levels and a choice of menus. Classes usually run for 3 hours, featuring up to 5 different Balinese dishes. Market trips to source fresh ingredients or spice garden and organic farm tours are included, followed by a traditional Balinese lunch to assess and enjoy your own handiwork.
Solo classes are available, as well as for groups and families. Cooking classes can be a fun and insightful part of your Bali holiday experience, as they allow you to learn more about local culture through food.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30am to 9pm
- Location: No.2, Enjungsangiang, Lovina, Jalan Yudistira, Kaliasem, Banjar, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)812 3623 2019
Yeh Sanih Freshwater Spring
Yeh Sanih is a freshwater spring located about 17km west from North Bali’s main town of Singaraja. Also known as Air Sanih by the locals, this locally run facility near the village of Bondalem channels cool freshwater from springs into clean pools amid a charming garden setting, attracting mainly local weekenders.
Weekday mornings are the best for a cool dip, as only a few visitors are around. There is a pool for children and another for adults, as well as changing rooms and showers.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
- Location: Jalan Air Sanih, Kubutambahan, Bukti, Kubutambahan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81172, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)821 4676 7776
Art Patio Lovina Gallery
Art Patio is an art space in Lovina Beach, which regularly presents painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions as well as movie screenings.
The gallery mostly features local Balinese and Indonesian artists, either in solo and group exhibitions with displays usually rotated every two months. Besides regular exhibitions, Art Patio also holds on-demand workshops, welcoming anyone interested in developing their art skills and creativity. Classes welcome kids and adults to participate in drawing, painting, clay modelling, and even yoga.
- Location: Kaliasem, Banjar, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)81 337 422 248
Bali Bike Park
Bali Bike Park is a large purpose-built arena in the village of Pancasari in North Bali, which features a variety of trails for mountain bikers. Available trails include Cross-country, Downhill and Enduro, which are suitable for both adults and children. You can choose a trail of your choice and cycle around while enjoying great views, meet Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 8am to 2pm
- Location: Jalan Dasong Banjar Yeh Mas, Banyuning, Pancasari, Sukasada, Buleleng, Bali 81111, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)811 399 7906
Banjar Hot Springs
Banjar Hot Spring – locally referred to as Air Panas Banjar – is located approximately 5 km southwest from the famous Lovina coast in North Bali. The hot water springs share the same district as the Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist monastery which is located only 1.5 km to the east.
The hot water spring complex comprises 4 main pool sections. The central bathing pool features a restaurant perched high above the northern side. Beside the restaurant are restrooms, lockers and changing rooms, and a spa and massage facility. The hot water springs provide a recreational and therapeutic experience, due to the water’s sulphuric content. This can be seen from the yellowish red sediment on the spouts and pool walls. A row of souvenir shops lines the route to the hot springs, selling framed art, handicrafts, souvenirs, Bintang shirts, batiks and dyed cloths.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
- Location: Jalan Banjar, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)362 92901
Part of the central coastal strip of Lovina, Banyualit Beach is one of the main harbours for local fishing boats. A majestic local sea temple – Pura Segara Banyualit – is nearby, which serves as a sightseeing landmark on its own. It’s quieter than Lovina Beach and allows for swimming, sunbathing and soothing sunsets with beers with less of a crowd. Traditional warung food stalls sell snacks and refreshments nearby.
- Location: Jalan Raya Seririt, Kalibukbuk, Lovina, Buleleng, Bali 81110, Indonesia
Beji Temple in Sangsit
This old Balinese Hindu temple in the village of Sangsit in North Bali offers an intriguing sight – 3 courtyards featuring intricately carved walls and shrines with floral motifs that are typical of the area. Almost all of its stone surfaces feature artistic carvings.
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- Location: Jalan Raya Sangsit, Sangsit, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81171, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)815 5800 7230
As one of North Bali’s most beautiful and tranquil places to visit, Brahmavihara-Arama is Bali’s largest Buddhist monastery. The place of worship was built in 1970 around 20 minutes’ drive from Lovina. Inside are numerous meditation rooms and libraries, all set among well-kept gardens.
On the nearby southern hilltop is an impressive mini replica of the world's largest Buddhist archaeological site – Borobudur. Entrance is free, but donations are welcome and, similar to visiting Balinese Hindu temples, you must wear a sarong and sash around the waist (available for free use at the entrance).
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
- Location: Gg. Sahadewa, Banjar Tegeha, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 929 54
Busungbiu Rice Terraces
The rice terraces of Busungbiu offer picture postcard views on par with the famous Jatiluwih rice terraces in the neighbouring regency of Tabanan. The farming village of Busungbiu is a half-hour drive south of Lovina, up into the hills of central Bali. The rice fields follow the contours of the green hills, with a river running through the valley below. The rural neighbourhood also offers a great glimpse into agricultural Bali.
- Location: Jalan Kiskinda, Kekeran, Busungiu, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Buyan and Tamblingan lakes
Nature lovers and landscape photographers will love the scenic upland views that the central and northern Bali region has to offer, especially its 3 lakes, of which Beratan is the most developed and popular. The other two – Buyan and Tamblingan – are protected sites, but welcome campers and trekkers.
The main road of the Asah Gobleg village connecting Bali’s north and south runs high past these 2 lakes, allowing for many vantage points for taking photos. Tamblingan has forest trails and a mysterious lakeside temple, while Buyan has dedicated campsites and strawberry farms nearby.
- Location: Asah Gobleg village, Buleleng, North Bali, Indonesia
Dolphin watching tours at Lovina Beach
Set out on an early morning boat ride to see visiting dolphins in the wild – the highlight attraction that brought Lovina Beach its original fame. Life vests are provided as you board and set out into the bay just before the sun rises in the early morning.
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Gedong Kirtya Lontar Museum
Also known locally as Museum Gedong Kirtya, this old Balinese manuscript depository is a popular stop-off when exploring part of Singaraja.
It keeps 1,000s of old Balinese ‘lontar’ palm-leaf manuscripts in its vast collection, that cover royal chronicles, literature, mythology, history and literary works on religion. Some are deemed the island’s oldest ever written titles. The town of Singaraja is Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Thursday from 8am to 4pm, Friday–Sunday 9am to 4pm
- Address: alan Veteran, Desa Beratan, Paket Agung, Kec. Buleleng, Buleleng, Bali 81118, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)362 3303668
Gitgit waterfall is probably Bali’s most popular waterfall that you can reach on a relatively easy trek via a wooden boardwalk over a small gorge and past cool streams. The trek is part of the overall experience as you enter a soothing rainforest accompanied by the sounds of nature and rushing water.
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- Location: Jalan Raya Bedugul-Singaraja, Gitgit, Sukasada, Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia
Jayaprana Temple and Tomb (Makam Jayaprana)
A landmark site with an intriguing story to tell along the Gilimanuk-Singaraja route in the village of Gerokgak in North Bali, the Jayaprana Temple and Tomb is the final resting place of namesake prince Jayaprana, one of the protagonists in a twisted and tragic love story akin to Romeo and Juliet.
Known locally as Pura Puncak Luhur Sari or Makam Jayaprana, the actual tomb is a 15-minute walk up a flight of well-paved stairs from the main roadside and offers wonderful views of the north Bali landscape and the bay of Teluk Terima. The fascinating story is told through paintings inside one of the pavilions.
- Location: Jalan Raya Singaraja-Gilimanuk, Sumber Klampok, Gerokgak, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Kerta Kawat Temple
Kerta Kawat Temple is unique in Bali thanks to its magnificent architecture with towering gates and Balinese motifs set against green hills. The temple attracts worshippers from all over who come here mainly seeking blessings for prosperity and happiness.
Unlike other old temples in the area, Kerta Kawat features more recent architectural styles. As with any temple visit, proper attire is advised (sarong and sash around the waist). It's around 50 km west of Lovina in the village of Banyupoh in North Bali.
- Location: Gilimanuk, Seririt, Jalan Banyupoh, Gerokgak, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81155, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)362 21342
Krisna Funtastic Land Bali
Krisna Funtastic Land amusement park is located on Bali’s northern coast in Singaraja. The park offers some 16 amusement rides with varying levels of excitement and is sure to be one of the highlights of your kid’s trip to Bali. It has the quaint feel of a summer fair rather than the thrill of Disneyland, but Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to 10pm
- Location: Jalan Seririt- Singaraja, Temukus, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Tel: +62(0) 811 3887 709
Krisna Watersports Temukus
For a whole range of water sports to enjoy while in the bay of Temukus (only 5 minutes from the main strip of Lovina Beach), head down to Krisna Watersports – the largest and latest activity centre of its kind in North Bali.
You can take the family for whacky inflatable rides, from the common banana boats to new takes such as ‘butterfly dolphins’, ‘jet plane’, and ‘crazy sofa’ that are towed behind a speedboat. Available tours also include ATV rides and speed boat tours.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
- Location: Jalan Seririt - Singaraja, Temukus, Banjar, Temukus, Kec. Buleleng, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)811 3973 311
Les Biorock Coral Gardens
The fishermen’s village of Les in Tejakula, North Bali, faced dire consequences following rampant cyanide fishing. Environmental NGOs then taught the locals about sustainable practices, proper netting techniques and replenishing the damaged coral gardens through biorock technology.
Visiting divers and snorkelers now may contribute to the local community and conservation efforts through an ‘adopt a coral’ programme or take part in coral-growing dives to the now thriving artificial reefs. The reefs continue to attract schools of tropical fish besides being unique sightseeing features under the waves in their various frame shapes and sunken structures.
- Location: Jalan Tejakula-Tianyar, Penyumbahan, Les Village, Tejakula, Bali, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)822 3776 9269
Les Waterfall (Yeh Mampeh)
Les waterfall, close to the village of the same name, is known locally as Yeh Mampeh. It's remotely located, but it's a great site to explore if you’re in the mood for some adventure.
After a 20-minute trek from the main village road, you arrive at the misty falls that pour 30 m into a rocky plunge pool. You usually get to enjoy the soothing natural environment all to yourself. Take a cool plunge in the crystal clear pool or sit on the rocks and enjoy the wonderful views.
- Location: Buleleng, Les, Tejakula, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81173, Indonesia
Ling Gwan Kiong Chinese Temple
A great stopover for those interested in historical landmarks, this old Chinese temple is right beside the defunct seaport of Singaraja in North Bali. Ling Gwan Kiong is only a 15-minute drive east from Lovina Beach and features mini gardens with colourful and detailed murals. No entry fees apply, but feel free to drop some cash Read More...
- Location: Jalan Erlangga No.65, Bugis, Buleleng, Bali 81114, Indonesia
The main coastal attraction of North Bali, Lovina Beach is where most travellers to this region come for everything from sunbathing, watching a different kind of Bali sunrise or sunset (yes, you get both), as well as setting off in the early mornings for the dolphin-watching tours, which are a big part of what made this area popular.
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The hilly mountain range that overlooks the coast of Lovina is home to rural plantations, rice fields and vineyards, as well as Brahmavihara-Arama – the largest Buddhist monastery in Bali – and the Banjar hot springs. From the main hub of Lovina Beach, you simply head west out of town towards the quaint district of Banjar, where you can enjoy the green expanse of village plantations, as well as various warung or roadside stalls selling seasonal fruits at local prices.
- Location: Lovina Hills, Buleleng, Bali 81115, Indonesia
Meduwe Karang Temple
This beautiful temple is located in the district of Kubutambahan. The centuries-old landmark features classical Balinese stone temple architecture and peculiar wall reliefs. One of the most remarkable is that of a highly stylised man riding a bicycle with floral wheels, which seems strangely out of place in a historic temple. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Air Sanih, Kubutambahan, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81172, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 235600
Menjangan Island is one of Bali’s most popular dive sites and has some fantastic wildlife under the water and on the island. Take a boat ride over calm waves to this remote island that’s part of Bali’s nature reserve or go under the water to enjoy snorkelling and diving with superb year-round visibility.
The island is home to the rare Javan rusa deer – locally known as menjangan – hence the island’s name. Under the waves, you’ll find coral gardens teeming with marine life. The impressive Segara Giri Dharma Kencana temple dominates the hilly north-eastern shore with its towering seaward-facing Ganesh statue.
- Location: Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Munduk Rice Terraces
Enjoy long winding roads with scenic views of terraced rice fields in the village of Munduk. It’s a half-hour drive inland from Lovina Beach. The rice fields here are steep and interspersed with coconut groves and rural village plantations growing various fruits and spices.
Among the notable resorts in this region are the Munduk Moding Plantation and the Puri Lumbung Cottages. The views here are on a par with those of the more popular Jatiluwih in the Tabanan regency. Stop at the local plantations to buy a packet of super-fresh cloves or coffee beans and try some fresh seasonal fruits.
- Location: Jalan Kayu Putih, Munduk, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Munduk and Melanting waterfalls
The lush and green highlands of Munduk are home to these 2 scenic waterfalls, named after the nearby villages. They are located deep within the forested hills but are reachable on a 300m walk from the main road. At Munduk waterfall you can wade into a rocky pool then treks through the forest to find Melanting waterfall nearby.
- Location: Gobleg village, Banyuatis, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Pemuteran Bay Festival
What started out as a festival to promote diving and ecotourism along the tranquil shores of North Bali, the Pemuteran Bay Festival has evolved into a highlighted event in this area.
It showcases arts and culture of North Bali, with exotic dances and music, and extensively features the award-winning fishing village's underwater bio-rock reef and conservation efforts. It takes place towards the end of the year, usually in December.
- Opening Hours: Exact dates change every year but it's usually in December
- Location: Tanjung Budaya, Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia
Pemuteran Bay and Reef Restorations
The coastal area of Pemuteran Bay in Bali’s northwest is not only a premier diving site, but home to a renowned biorock project, overseen by the Karang Lestari Foundation. The bay has the largest area of shallow coral reefs in Bali due to its calm waves year-round.
You can enjoy the views of spectacular coral reef growth near the coastline. Hotel and dive shop owners collaborated closely with the village to protect the area, and The Karang Lesteri Project took off in the year 2000, establishing the first coral nursery. Now, divers can enjoy expansive artificial reef gardens built over time, and even ‘adopt’ a coral with a structure built in their name.
- Location: Dusun Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)362 932 64
This temple is located on the southern side of the Gilimanuk-Seririt road in North Bali. It offers scenic ocean views from its rocky hilltop location and is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques.
Locally referred to as Pura Agung Pulaki, the temple is an important historical landmark which commemorates the arrival in Bali of the Danghyang Nirartha, a highly venerated Hindu priest, in the early 16th century. The temple is within an hour’s drive west from the main hubs of Lovina and Singaraja. There are several other separate temples within a kilometre’s radius of Pulaki.
- Location: Jalan Singaraja-Gilimanuk, Banyupoh, Gerokgak, Buleleng, Bali 81155, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)813 3748 5388
Puri Singaraja Royal Palace
The Royal Palace of Singaraja was the home of the late king and novelist, Anak Agung Pandji Tisna, who is also the founder of Lovina Beach, making him the pioneer of modern tourism in North Bali. A visit to this landmark in Singaraja is like travelling back in time to classical Bali.
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- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
- Location: Jalan Mayor Metra, Singaraja, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)362 229 74
Segara Penimbangan Beach
This beach is coupled with a majestic temple overlooking the North Bali seas. Locally referred to as Pantai Segara Penimbangan, the beach is right at the end of a small road of the same name, which branches off north from the main Singaraja-Gilimanuk road. There’s not much sand to make it a proper beach, with stones and wave breakers lining the coastline. Nevertheless, it’s a great place to enjoy calm sunsets and sunrises.
- Location: Jalan Pura Segara Penimbangan, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Segara Temple at the Old Singaraja Seaport
The Pura Segara sea temple at the old Singaraja seaport is a historical landmark is one of the sightseeing highlights in this area. The temple features sea-facing gates that allow for direct access for pilgrims during sea rituals and temple anniversaries. It provides unique photo opportunities for visitors.
There isn’t much to see at the temple alone, but there’s a boardwalk to its west that leads you to Ling Gwan Kiong Chinese temple and a seascape with houses on stilts, some of which are restaurants.
- Location: Old Singaraja Seaport, Jalan Imam Bonjol, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia
Sekumpul is one of Bali’s scenic waterfalls, located in the village of Sawan in Buleleng, North Bali. The falls are fed by 2 upland streams and is the most accessible of the collection of falls in the area. Even so, getting down here requires a good deal of effort, through dirt tracks, a hundred or so steps and crossing over streams.
There are purpose-built gazebos where you can cool down and catch your breath while enjoying the view of the 80m-tall majestic fall from a distance. To get nearer, you’ll need to go further down more steps, but the scenery certainly justifies the effort.
- Location: Jalan Raya Desa Sekumpul, Sawan, Lemukih, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Singaraja Old Seaport
This old and defunct seaport is a favourite weekending site among locals, with the Ling Gwan Kiong Chinese temple at one end of it and the Pura Segara sea temple at the other. The port features a sheltered boardwalk and a well-paved open-air space where locals jog, cycle and exercise. Next to the coastline is one of Singaraja’s iconic monuments - the Tugu Yudha Mandala Tama - with a separate statue of a patriotic figure holding a sharpened bamboo with the Indonesian flag, pointing seaward. Local families treat their kids to fun times at the playgrounds and there are also food stalls, a public restroom and a security post onsite. Entry to the port is free.
- Location: Kampung Bugis, Jalan Imam Bonjol, Singaraja, North Bali
Singsing Waterfall is well tucked away up in the forested hills of the Cempaga village in Banjar, North Bali. It's about 50 km west of the town hub and main beach resort areas of North Bali such as Lovina. To get there, you’ll need to take a 20-minute walk through rural countryside and along a moderate Read More...
- Location: Jalan Air Terjun Singsing, Tigawasa, Banjar, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
Ulun Danu Beratan Lake Temple
This is easily one of the most recognisable of Bali’s temples; a picturesque structure set on a misty lakeside. The temple is the most popular attraction in Bedugul, central Bali, and offers a cool escape with well-manicured flower gardens and recreational activities.
When you’ve finished admiring and photographing the ‘floating’ temple and the main temple complex, you can Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
- Location: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia
West Bali National Park
West Bali National Park (locally referred to as Taman Nasional Bali Barat) is a protected forested region that covers most of the central-western Bali region, spanning approximately 19,000Ha. The park features a mix of open savannahs, dense rainforests, mangrove swamps, and coral reefs. It was originally the home of the Bali Starling, which is now well out Read More...