Photo: Late light.

Things to see and do

Lovina's beaches

While Lovina is not a perfect beach destination, it is clean enough to go for a swim and pleasant enough to hang around for a few hours. The black sands are more of a dark grey — don't come expecting Santorini style, jet black sand. Aside from laying around and frolicking in the waters, the big draw on Lovina beaches are the magnificent sunsets with west Bali in the background and expensive ... Read more about Lovina's beaches .

Banjar hotsprings
11km west of Lovina

From the turnoff, a 5km long road leads inland to the famous warm spring-fed swimming pools of Banjar where countless visitors, domestic and international, come to bathe and be energised by the water. Upon paying the entry fee (child/adult: 3,000/5,000 rupiah) you are greeted by the usual array of shops selling rubbish souvenirs. Once past these you enter the lush hotsprings complex which has ... Read more about Banjar hotsprings .

Les Waterfall
30km west of Tulamben on the main road to Singaraja

After a brief drive up to the car park, you will be shown a car parking spot in front of a cafe and told about the mandatory donation, allegedly used to pay cleaners and maintainers of the path. On our visit, there were no such employees visible and the donation book had countless entries of people donating 100,000 rupiah — don't feel intimidated to donate any more than 5,000 rupiah for ... Read more about Les Waterfall .

Yeh Sanih
15km east of Singaraja

Taking a dip at Yeh Sanih is especially worthwhile outside of the traditional busy periods. During peak hour the crowds of excited locals can be a little overwhelming, and perhaps take away from (or add to it depending on your viewpoint) the relaxed nature of the place. Because it is on the main road, many bemos pass by throughout the day. The fare to Singaraja is 7,000 ... Read more about Yeh Sanih .

Git Git Waterfall
10km south of Singaraja on the road to Bedugul

About 10km south of Singaraja on the road to Bedugul is the popular waterfall at Git Git. It's a large, powerful waterfall surrounded by picturesque jungle at the bottom of an impressive gorge. Accessed by a 1km long path from the main car park, the path passes by countless stalls selling mass produced handicrafts and is relatively easy to navigate, but includes a large number of stairs which ... Read more about Git Git Waterfall .

Old Singaraja Harbour

There are some old colonial buildings that are in a state of disrepair, on old Dutch bridge and the Chinese temple Ling Gwan Kiong. The newer monument of Yudha Mandalatama stands proud over the oceanfront as symbol of nationalistic pride at having defeated the Dutch colonial powers. It's an ugly thing, but certainly worth a look. Ling Gwan Kiong is a Chinese temple built in the 1800s ... Read more about Old Singaraja Harbour .




Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Lovina? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


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