Located far on the north coast of Bali, Lovina is mainly known for the dolphin watching. The far distance from the south, around 3.5 hours from Denpasar Bali, makes the car rental become the most convenient way to get here. It is also recommended to spend overnights here to enjoy the most of this local fishing village.
For adventure seekers, some will do scuba diving and snorkeling in Pemuteran, West Bali National Park, and Menjangan Island – all on the west of Lovina. But if it is too far for you, here are some fun adventure and outdoor activities in Lovina you can do.
Relaxing on the pier and beach
Lovina has one of the best beaches to see either the sunrise or sunset, which makes Lovina pier become one of the favorite places to be when enjoying the beach in Lovina. Though the beach has black sand, the wide beaches are lovely to explore by foot, or play and swim in the morning or late afternoon during the low tide. Far away from the crowd in the south of Bali, Lovina fishing village offers laid-back tranquility with colorful traditional outriggers along the coastline, reminding you of slowing down.
Lovina is one of the natural habitats for the dolphins where you can see them closer. Riding the outriggers (small wooden boats), you will depart early morning from your accommodations before the sunrise to get to see the dolphin when they start looking for food in the morning. To do this one of the popular outdoor activities in Lovina, you can arrange a day trip with the local operators or local fishermen offering the dolphin watching tour or ask the staff in your accommodation where to arrange one.
Snorkeling and scuba diving
Lovina might not be the famous diving spots, but it has the Lovina Reef on the northwest coast of Bali, where you can do the snorkeling or scuba diving over the reefs with the tropical fishes in the calm sea of Lovina. To get to the reef, you might need to arrange the day tour with local operators or rent the outriggers from the beach.
Fishing and canoeing
If you like to explore the sea independently and want to have some arm-training, one of the outdoor activities in Lovina you might enjoy is canoeing to the calm sea of Lovina among the swimming dolphins. If you prefer going back with some fishes, you could arrange the fishing trip in Lovina – and you can either 'catch and return' or keep your catch back home for the chef to cook. All of these outdoor activities in Lovina can be arranged with local operators.
Since Lovina Bali can be hot and humid with temperatures around 30°C (86°F) during the day, it will be great to explore the nearby beautiful waterfalls, such as Gitgit Waterfall, Singsing Waterfall, Tembok Barak Waterfall, Desa Musi Waterfall, Aling-Aling Waterfall, Sambangan Secret Garden or Kroya Waterfall, and Les Waterfall or so-called Yeh Mampeh.