Lovina is supposedly what Bali used to be 20 years ago, it’s peaceful and relaxing, the food options are great and prices aren’t as high as the rest of Bali yet. It’s famous black beaches are made from volcanic rock which make for some interesting photos.
Things To Do:
Lovina really is super laid back, there isn’t a massive amount to do other than relax and recharge. There are dozens of massage places and spas along the main road, we had massages and pedicures for pennies.
If you’re feeling restless and need to do something more exiting, daily snorkelling trips start at around Rp75,000 and there is an inflatable ocean park just off shore which costs Rp350,000.
Where To Eat:
We arrived in Lovina really late at night so we ate at the hotel the first night, we were pleasantly surprised at just how fantastic the food was, even if your not staying at the hotel I would recommend visiting their restaurant at least once.
The LovinaLife cafe was just a few doors down, their fruit smoothies and green curry are an absolute must. It’s made it into Sean’s top 3 meals of this year so far, need I say more.
A Ferry to Bali leaves Java (Katapang Ferry Terminal) every 30 minutes, it costs Rp6,500 and takes around 45 minutes. From Gilimanuk ferry terminal we took a 2 hour taxi to Lavina for Rp500,000, we were lucky and got talking to an Australian couple and a German lady on the ferry who were also headed our way, we split the cost between the 5 of us. If your coming from the airport, a taxi would cost around Rp400,000.
Where To Stay:
We spent 2 nights at the Lovina Beach Hotel, the rooms were quite dated but we’re fine for what we needed, the pool was nice and breakfast was amazing. We booked through Hotels.com for £21 per night.