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activities and excursions of holiday home villa Lovina beach Bali Indonesia Design by PaDesign

 
 

Holiday home Lovina-beach Bali IndonesiaThere is plenty to do around Villa Lovina-beach. You can punctuate your stay at the villa with a wide range of activities and excursions, varying in duration from hours to days. In our information booklet, which you get for free when you book our villa, you find an extensive program of excursions with fixed prices. You can choose one or more excursions or you can organize these activities and excursions by yourself, with some help from the staff and driver.

Below is a selection of things we have done ourselves. This list is not exhaustive. The order of the list and the photographs on the right are arranged according to distance from the villa.

Near the villa

  1. Swimming in the villa’s pool or in the sea, (beach-)volleyball, beach-football, a massage in the villa’s Balé benong.
  2. Fishing and sailing with the private boat of villa Lovina-beach. The boat is a Jukung, a tradional Balinese sailing fishing boat with a longtail outboarder.
  3. Watching dolphins in the early morning is a must in Lovina. You will have to rise early to book a seat in one of the many boats which leaves around 6 am. The boat will take you 3 km out to sea to find dolphins. The journey lasts about two - three hours.
  4. Snorkelling and diving by the reefs of Lovina. Lovina also houses a couple of diving schools. Diving excursions are organized daily from Lovina.

Upto half an hour's drive from the villa

  1. The Buddhist monastery Brahma Vihara Ashrama in Banjar. From the villa, you drive into the hills. There you will find the only Buddhist temple of Bali. The temple contains many Thai iconographic elements. The temple is often called small Borobudur, because it resembles the original.
  2. Hot water baths Air Panas in Banjar. Air Panas is also located in the hills. The three baths lie in a fantastic tropical garden. Not only bathing in the therapeutic warm water, but also the peaceful, serene surroundings make this a relaxing experience.
  3. Market of Seririt. Seririt is an authentic regional market town, only a few miles away. You can buy fresh goods there.
  4. Shopping, eating and going out in Lovina. Lovina is the most tourist-friendly place of North Bali. In Lovina you will find a choice of stores, restaurants and bars, where live-music is played until late in the evening. Here you can also rent a car or motorcycle, arrange transport by bus and book excursions on Bali and to Java and Lombok.
  5. The market and library of Singaraja. The largest city nearby is Singaraja. Singaraja is 14 km away from the villa and can be reached by car in half an hour. Until 1958 Singaraja was the capital of Bali. Singaraja is ideal for shopping. There is a large market and the library with its old manuscripts is worth a visit. 6. Pura Meduwe Karang. This temple is interesting because a Dutch bicycle has been sculpted in the roof. If desired, children will sing an appropriate song.

Upto an hour's drive from the villa

  1. Gitgit waterfall. A fifteen minute walk from the highway which connects Singaraja to Denpasar will take you to the highest waterfall of Bali. The walk will take you past all sorts of stores which sell paintings, sarongs and batik. If you like bargaining, you can buy some interesting things here. You can come very close to the waterfall, which is about 80 metres tall.
  2. Twin waterfalls. Slightly further then Gitgit you will find the twin waterfalls. It is much quieter here, the waterfalls are smaller, but the beautiful surroundings make up for this.
  3. Rice fields. On the entire island of Bali you will see rice fields. Well known are the rice fields in the vicinity of Ubud. The fields have been ingeniously crafted into terraces.
  4. Market of Bedugul. Bedugul was founded on the edge of the crater of Lake Bratan. Apart from the large tourist market there are other places in the vicinity which are worth a visit: the botanical gardens, the well-situated golf course of Handara and the temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. You can also trek along lake Buyan and return by canoe.
  5. Golf course of Handara Kosaido Golf & Country Club. This 18-hole golf course is one of the five best golf courses in Asia. The golf course is open to visitors and even if you don’t play golf it is worth a visit. Because of the height – over 1000 m above sea level – the temperature is always pleasant. The area is nearly always wrapped in mist, creating a mystical atmosphere.
  6. Lake Buyan and Lake Bratan. These lakes are situated on a high altitude and are the result of outbursts of the surrounding volcanoes.
  7. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. This temple is located at Lake Bratan and the area is nearly always surrounded by mist due to the high altitude. Once in a while the sun peeps through the mist and makes for unique photographs.

Upto two hour's drive from the villa

  1. Ubud. Ubud is known as the artists’ centre of Bali. If you are looking for souvenirs, this is the place to go.
  2. Goa Gajah. Near Ubud you will find the holy Goa Gajah, the elephants’ cave. The cave has been richly decorated on the outside, whereas the interior is rather plain. But it is situated in fine grounds with beautiful greenery.
  3. Barong dance. If you like folkore, you can book a day or evening performance of the traditional Barong. The dance lasts approximately an hour. The central idea of the dance is the fight between good and evil.
  4. Pura Taman Ayun in Mengwi. This temple is the second largest on Bali. The temple is surround by a moat, symbolizing the Hindu world surrounded by the cosmic sea. The temple’s high towers suggest the mountains, the residence of the gods.
  5. Batur crater lake. Gunung Batur (Batur-mountain) is the most active volcano of Bali. In the last 200 years it has erupted over 20 times. The largest eruption was in 1917. The slopes of the mountain are barren because of volcanic activity. The mountain is surrounded by a spectacular caldeira which holds the crater lake. The peak of the mountain exploded during an eruption.
  6. Rafting. You can raft on Bali throughout the year. It is amazing that such a small island always has sufficient water to keep the rivers filled. The best known rivers for rafting are the Ayung river near Ubud and the Telaga Waja and Unda rivers at the foot of Gunung Agung. The difficulty levels for rafting are II - III, safe enough for beginners, but also sufficiently challenging. The rivers pass through beautiful surroundings of untouched forest and contain many rapids. At the end of Telaga Waja there is a 4 metres tall waterfall which you will descend by rubber boat.
  7. Pura Besakih. Pura Besakih, at the foot of Gunung Agung, is the holiest temple complex on Bali. This extensive complex houses a large number of temples. During the earthquake of 1917, the complex was almost entirely destroyed, but was later renovated. During the eruption of Gunung Agung in 1963, the complex was miraculously saved with the lava-stream passing on either side.

Upto three hour's drive from the villa

  1. Surfing in Kuta. Kuta-beach, together with Nusa Dua, is the most touristy place on Bali. Kuta in particular attracts surfers. The waves from the Indian Ocean make for attractive surfing conditions. The night life is also good in Kuta.
  2. Pura Tanah Fate. Tanah Fate is the most visited temple of Bali. In the evening, tourists gather in large numbers to watch the magical sunset. The temple stands on an island and has a characteristic silhouette in the setting sun. You can buy souvenirs in one of the large number of shops.
  3. Parasailing in Nusa Dua. Nusa Dua, on the peninsula of Bukit Badung, is, after Kuta, the most important tourist destionation on Bali. Nusa Dua, with a large number chic hotels built especially for tourists. On Nusa Dua, you can indulge in all forms of water sport, including catsailing and parasailing.
  4. Pura Luhur Ulu Watu. This temple lies at the west side of the barren peninsula of Bukit Badung. The temple stands high above a cliff.

Day trips and longer trips

Volcanoes and temples of Java (Ijen, Bromo, Borobudur, Prambanan and Yogyakarta). An excursion to eastern Java may make your stay on Bali even more interesting. East Java is the island’s most beautiful part and easy to reach from Bali. You can do this in different ways. One option is to fly to Yogyakarta and start your trip from there. Another possibility is to hire our driver to take you there for a day or several days. Our driver is Javanese and he will enjoy taking you there. If you take a day trip, you can go by ferry, visit a coffee plantation and return to Bali. On a two-day journey, you can also visit the volcano Kawah Ijen. This volcano lies in eastern Java. This volcano is not well known, but it is the most interesting of the entire island of Java because of the unlikely colour of the lake and its sulphur. Sulphur bearers go down in the crater and bring up almost 100 kilos a day per person to the foot of the mountain. The crater is best visited in the morning because later in the day clouds may hinder the view. If you book a trip at Villa Lovina-beach, we can supply you with precise information.If you make a 3 or 4 day excursion, you can visit Bromo, Yogyakarta, the world-famous Borobudur, situated next to Kawah Ijen and Prambanan. Ask for information about the possibilities.