The first time we arrived in Lovina beach Bali, we got pretty confused. We thought that it was a village at the beach, just like Candidasa or Sanur.
But once there, we discovered that Lovina is a name for six villages located at one main road, Jalan Raya Lovina.
The villages from west to east are Temukus, Kaliasem, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Tukad Mungga and Pemaron.
Each village has its own character, with Kalibukbuk being the most tourist orientated and Temukus and Anturan (also known as Happy Beach) being less crowded making it the ideal place to find nice Bali accommodations and get pampered because you are probably the only guest here ;-)
It’s not really important to know when and where each village ends...there aren’t even signs indicating the borders.
Mostly, the hotel signs will give you an indication on where you are.
Most large beach resorts are located on Jl. Raya Lovina and onward towards Temukus. In Jl. Laviana and the whole of Kalibukbuk there are also some resorts together with some cheaper bungalow options.
This is also the most popular and busiest part of Lovina beach Bali.
To get there, just drive along Jalan Raya Lovina. Once you notice more restaurants, turn right into a small street.
We always use the blue bright sign of ATM BCA as an indication. It might say nothing to you now, but once you are there you will probably see it too...
During the day the streets in Kalibukbuk can be deserted and are only crowded during the evening when travelers go out for dinner. The two streets in this little fishing village are connected by a small beach pathway.
This is a nice place to stroll around, sit at the beach under the huge trees or watch the sunset while drinking a cocktail on one of the terraces.
In this area, at Jl. Bina Ria you will also find travel agencies, budget accommodation, internet cafes, diving-schools and of course...many boatmen who offer Lovina dolphin tours.
The beach hotels and resorts are located along the busy Jl. Raya Lovina. For those staying at these hotels, you will need transportation because most activities are found in Kalibukbuk.
Most resorts offer a hotel shuttle service, but otherwise there are enough blue colored bemos driving back and forth. It is not always the most comfortable way to travel around, especially if you are two times taller than the average Indonesian.
However it's not only cheap, around Rp. 3000 for one trip but you can also hop on or off whenever you want.
So if you see something nice along the road, just yell ‘stop’ and you can get off instantly...
Another option is renting a car or motorcycle. This is the best choice if you want to explore the northern part of Bali and see beautiful landscapes...
The tourist numbers are pretty low and less dominant in this part of the island, so you will definitely get good prices for renting a car or motorcycle.
Expect to pay around Rp.100.000 for a Suzuki Katana and Rp.30.000 for a motorcycle per day.
Be careful though... The main road is one of the busiest, as trucks with heavy loads coming from Java pass through on their way to central Bali.
If you are going or leaving Lovina beach Bali and do not have your own transportation, there are many shops and agencies that sell tickets for the Perama Tourist Shuttle Bus. They leave once a day, so book one day in advance.
You can choose between different routes. The shuttle bus links Lovina beach with Kuta beach, Sanur or Ubud via Bedugul or Kintamani. Both routes are amazing as the bus passes through the mountain range with rice-field terraces, lakes, mountain slopes and temples.
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 Kalibukbuk and they are housed in the same building as the Police Station (0362-22510).