The North Coast of Bali is an emerging destination for the more discerning visitor with more natural attractions than any other parts of Bali Island. Karangasem (South-East & East) and Buleleng (North-East, North and North-West) regencies has it all – dramatic sceneries, dozens of beaches and coral reefs, WW2 ship wrecks for diving and snorkeling, ancient sites, a unique Bali Aga (origin Bali inhabitants) village Tenganan. Beautiful waterfalls in the jungle forest, Bali National Park (North-West Bali), Mountain Lakes, lots of traditional markets, large holy temples, sacred royal bath, royal palaces and spectacular marine biodiversity. Beautiful traditional rice terraces, jungle and rice field trekking and not to mention the famous dolphins swimming and jumping daily along Bali’s North Coast.
The pace of life is slower here without the tacky nightspots, terrible traffic and excesses of South Bali. Clean air, clean oceans and low traffic make your stay in any place of these regencies a real enjoyable time. This famous tourist area offers endless opportunities to enjoy a holiday or living in still magnificent nature and traditional Balinese environment. All locations along the North Bali coast have their own charm and beauty.
Some of North Bali’s famous activities & sightseeings:
We can arrange full and half day trips with driver to any of the below listed destinations. A full day trip (8 hours) along the North Bali coast with driver and car (max. 5 pax) cost approx. 700.000 IDR / half day trips (4 hours) approx. 400.000 to 500.000 IDR depending on the distance to drive.
About 5 km uphill of Singaraja and a mere 45 minute
car drive from our Villa is the GitGit Waterfall. Located
in a lush tropical forest he is one of the most famous
tourist sightseeing attractions close to Lovina.
The Sekumpul Twin Waterfalls are a 1 hour drive from
our Villa to the East and this sightseeing trip requires
also some trekking skills through the jungle. A true
adventure for people with some sportive condition.
The Bali Buddhist Monastery is located very close to the
Banjar Hot Springs and therefore its smart to combine a
sightseeing tour to the Monastery with a healthy bath
in the sulfur pools of the hot springs. (See below..)
The Banjar Hot Springs are located in a dense tropical
forest area just 5 km West of Lovina. Just a 20 minute
car drive and you can relax in the sulfur pools, lay in the
grass and enjoy refreshing drinks and local food from
the restaurant just beside the pools.
Dolphin watching tours are a very famous tourist
attraction around Lovina area. Local fishermen
offer their Boats (Jukung) to carry the interested
tourists out the ocean early in the morning (5 am).
A great adventure for the early birds!!
Bali’s beautiful rice fields and rice terraces are
worldwide famous and attract thousands of
tourist every year. Here in the North of Bali
you can find plenty of beautiful rice terraces.
A rice terrace sightseeing day tour (6 hours)
can be arranged any time for just 500.000 IDR
It is said that the Ulun Danu Lake temple is one
of the most photographed sightseeing spots in
North Bali (together with the famous Tanah Lot
temple in the South). A tour to the beautiful lake
temple estate combined with a visit at the close
by Bedugul spice & fruit market is a fantastic trip.
Approx. 5 hours / 500.000 IDR
The Menjangan Wall is probably the most
beautiful dive and snorkel spot. Located in
the Bali Barat National Park (West Bali) by
the island of Menjangan. This is a full day
Menjangan Island is located in the Bali
Barat National Park and can be only reached
by local fishermen boats for diving and snorkelling
around the island. Deers and many other
animals can be seen while taking a rest or
lunch between your snorkel and dives.
Bali’s most famous dive site is definitely the
World War II shipwreck USS Liberty just
about a 100 meter off shore in Tulamben
(East Bali). Some beautiful coral gardens
are close by. This is a full day trip (8 hours)
Kintamani’s lake Batur is just as stunning as
it looks on the image. The volcano crater lake
of the still active Volcano Batur hosts a famous
Village named Trunjan at it’s shores. The Trunyanese
are often referred to as Bali Aga (mountain Balinese),
which refers to a conservative, pre-Hindu way of life
with ancient, neolithic customs and a very definite
avoidance of outside influences.
The Tirtagangga Royal Bath is located in East
Bali close to the Magic Town Amlapura. Combined
with a visit to the Ujung Water Palace (see below)
this is a full day trip to the beautiful East of Bali