Bali Backpacker's Guide

LOVINA BEACH (Pantai Lovina) – A rush Boat Trip for Watching the Dolphin in the Morning

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS BEACH?

DOLPHIN SPOT
This beach located in the north Bali.
The famous spot to watch wild Dolphin.

QUIET BEACH
Unlike touristic beach, this beach is less visitor.
So quiet, you can enjoy sunbathing here.

SUNRISE & SUNSET SPOT
A good place for watching sunrise and sunset.
You can do on the beach or on the boat.

NO ENTRANCE FEE
There is no official entrance fee.
It’s free.

A SMALL BOAT CHASING THE DOLPHINS

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DESCRIPTION:

Lovina beach or well known as Bali Dolphin beach is a beach in the north Bali which has calm wave and grey sand. It’s not crowded beach like Kuta, Lovina beach offering quiet and peaceful atmosphere. This beach famous as dolphin spot in Bali and in the early morning the traveler has to take a small boat (Jukung) for watching the dolphins. It became common (routine) view in the morning, dozens small boat (Jukung) so rush chasing the dolphins. Lovina beach also known as a place for snorkeling. You can do snorkeling after watching sunrise or before the sunset.

In 1953 Mr Anak Agung Panji Tisna  built the pilot cottage and named it as ‘Lovina cottages’. Lovina consist of two words, ‘Love’ and ‘Ina’. Ina means mother in balinese language or ‘mother earth’ for exactly. So, Lovina mean ‘Love to Mother Earth’. But, his cottages project not succeed because in 1960 the capital of Bali moved from Singaraja to Denpasar. Also in 1980 the Bali governor not recommended to use ‘Lovina’ brand because the words was not origin from local language. So, it changed to ‘Permata cottages’.

After two decades the tourism business is raise up.The travel agent and the businessman request for back to the real name to boost the tourism area. Then the ‘Permata cottages’ change  to ‘Lovina Beach Hotel’. Today Lovina beach become popular and Lovina beach location span along two kilometers or six villages beaches between Buleleng sub district and Kaliasem sub district.

WATCHING SUNRISE FROM THE SMALL BOAT (JUKUNG)

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*) You have to start the dolphin tour on 5.30 AM or before the sunrise. So, you will reach the dolphin spot in the right time and in the right place.

A RUSH BOAT CHASING THE DOLPHINS

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*) If you have a luck, you will found the dolphin jumping or ‘salto’ in front of you.

**) I think the dozens small boats chasing the dolphins will disturbing the dolphins it self. It should not chasing the dolphins. But, the dolphins should come to you.

***) You will found so many trash floating on the water. It seems education and law can not make change to bad indonesian attitude. What a shame!

HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRY TICKET:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
Free.

DOLPHIN TOUR BY A BOAT:
IDR 100K per person.

*) The rate IDR 100k per pax is with condition, the number of traveler must 5 person or more. Otherwise, they will charges IDR 500K as minimum price for less than 5 persons.

THE TRAVELER ON THE SMALL BOAT

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A RECYCLED BUCKET 

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*) The boat navigator used a paint bucket to take the leakage water.

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa):
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kaliasem & Buleleng
Regency (Kabupaten): Buleleng
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 80 km southwest of Denpasar or 1 hour and 30 minutes.
About 73 km southwest of Ubud or 2 hours and 30 minutes.
About 86 km southwest of Kuta beach or 3 hours.
About 93 km southwest of Ngurah Rai airport or 3 hour and 10 minutes.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this beach and use google map as your navigator.

THE SPOT THAT WE MET THE DOLPHINS

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some shop, cafe and restaurant on the area.

*) I suggest you to stay overnight in Lovina beach. Enjoy the nightlife in the cafe along the beach. Then in the morning start for the dolphin tour. After that you can continue for snorkeling or go to Banjar hot springs.

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*) The boat navigator requested to us for take photo together.

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*) The boat navigator supplied the water to us for cleaning up.

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*) He show his hospitality by treat us with hot tea and snacks. 🙂

**) It so windy on the small boat. Maybe you need to bring your windproof jacket. Otherwise, hot tea or coffee will be perfect after the dolphin tour.

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ IN AND NEAR LOVINA BEACH BALI:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Lovina beach:

1. The little museum Anak Agung Panji Tisna
2. Banjar hot spring.
3. Menjangan island (snorkeling & diving).
4. West Bali National Park.
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