Life in North Bali is laid back due to the many traditional villages that still exist in this area. Home to a landscape consisting of former coconut plantations, snorkel reefs and black sand beaches, North Bali is about a 4 hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Sink into the slow and laidback way of life in the north, and soak up its tranquil, relaxed vibes.
In peaceful Lovina, most villas offer vistas of the magnificent Bedugul mountain range or are located along the beachfront, with convenient access to dolphin sightseeing trips. On the northwest point of the island is Pemuteran, a good choice for those looking to dive off of Menjangan Island’s coral wall or enjoy the tranquility of a traditional Balinese village. There’s something to suit every travel need - from cosy abodes for intimate getaways, to vacation rentals made for large groups - but amenities like spacious living areas and a sprawling garden are common across all villas.
Dolphin watching is a must-do activity that the entire family will enjoy. Spend the rest of your days in Lovina visiting cultural attractions like the Brahma Vihara Arama (the largest Buddhist monastery on the island), trekking across the extensive rice terraces of Munduk, enjoying a soak in the Banjar hot springs or taking in the sight the cascading waters of Sekumpul Waterfall. Your villa manager will assist with transportation options or car rental.
If you’re spending the day in town, Kalibukbuk is your best bet; this village is the main hub of Lovina, and offers a variety of dining and shopping venues. For a taste of the local dining scene, head to the dolphin statue in the heart of Kalibukbuk during the evenings, where you’ll find an array of food carts, along with beachfront warungs and restaurants. Strolling along one of the black sand beaches is a great way to unwind, but time your walk such that you won’t encounter the high tide.
Villa travellers staying in Pemuteran will enjoy being within easy access to attractions like the Pura Pulakih (Monkey Temple) and West Bali National Park. Snorkeling and diving sites are in the area are excellent, with amazing visibility and a wide variety of reef fishes, turtles and hard and soft corals. Menjangan Island, located a 30 to 40-minute boat ride from Pemuteran is home to renowned dive sites like the Eel Garden, Anker wreck and Pos 2.
Pemuteran doesn’t offer much options for dining, and within the town you’ll find a handful of casual warungs or hotel restaurants. As expected of a coastal town, the seafood is scrumptious, and can be enjoyed in the comforts of your villa. Simply make arrangements with your villa manager or in-house chef, and they’ll handle all aspects of your dinner - from the grocery shopping to cooking. Unwind at the end of a long day with an indulgent treatment at the luxurious Parwathi Spa, or call in a therapist for a spa ritual in your villa!