The north coast of Bali is one of the quietest parts of the island. Will take you about 3.5 hours to get to from Kuta, and you have a choice of routes. If you drive via Mengwi, then driving straight north, to the west of Ubud and up to Bedugul. You can head straight north to Singaraja, then west about 6kms to Lovina.
Restaurants & Nightlife
It’s pretty easy to find restaurant around Singaraja, Lovina and Pemuteran. Around Lovina the restaurant more concentrate in kalibukbuk area. In Singaraja, the largest concentration of the restaurants is at jalan jendral ahmad Yani. The restaurant are selling varied type food from Indonesian food until western food.
If you coming to North coast for energetic nightlife is in for a dissapoinment. Nightlife more happening around Lovina which in Volcano club. The nightlife only limited until live music entertainment in some cafes. Around Singaraja, nightmarket is the only local nightlife and nice way to spend the evening.
Tourist Attraction & Activities
Git git waterfall, located 10 km south of Singaraja, not far from the main road, Git-git is an impressive 40m waterfall that gushes into a deep pool. Swimming here can be a very refreshing experience. Banjar natural hot springs, The hot springs in Banjar have organised swimming pools with carved lions, that spew the hot water into the pools from overhead. Buddhist monestary, the monastery is not a tourist site but accepts respectful visitors. It has golden Buddha statues and a pristine natural setting. Visitors can participate in a meditation session called Vipassana, which focuses on breathing and mental peacefulness. Dolphin tour, Every morning during sunrise dozens of dolphins gather around for breakfast just offshore of Lovina beach.
Diving and snorkeling, Pemuteran offers a great experience of diving and snorkelling, with over dozen of reef sites and numerous colourful fishes. Local watersports can be located at ‘Spice Beach‘, owned and operated by Spice Dive, in Kaliasem. Lovina has a warmer beach and less wave than in the South of Bali. Services offered include banana boat rides, parasailing, waterskiing, wake-boarding and knee-boarding. Trekking tours, trek through the latest preserved rainforest of Bali on the hill of Mount Lesong and Batukaru, walk through the paddy-fields and villages, visit markets and temples. Weaving, Berdikari is a weaving workshop located in Jalan Dewi Sartika, which produces top quality silk and cotton ikat. Come around 4pm to watch and learn from the weavers.
Visit Pura Meduwe Karang at Kubutambahan, 11km east of Singaraja. It is the most spectacular temple in the area. You will find one of the most famous carvings in Bali; a cyclist (a Dutch artist, who first visited Bali 1904 and explore the island on a bicycle) wearing floral shorts. Cook course for a couple of hours is a common activity here. It can be a fun way to learn about Indonesian vegetables, spices and sauces as well as interacting with a Balinese local chef. Typically these courses are half-day, include a trip to the local market and culminate with lunch.
Massage and spa, also does a selection of services including hair treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Many hotels in Lovina can also arrange for a massage therapist to come to your hotel room. Yoga, there are several place offer a regular yoga or meditation sessions. In Lovina you can do at the Banana plantation in Kaliasem. And many resort or retreat place offer inspiring place for meditation, rejuvenation and healing around Tejakula
There are quite a few souvenir vendors around especially close where the tourist businesses set like Lovina, Pemuteran and Singaraja. Hard to find high fashion stores in this area, most of them only local souvenir vendors with modest shop design and bargain-able price. This area is one of the most famous area with some instrument making from gold and silver, also weaving and pottery. So if you want to get one to decorate your home and add your collection, you are in the right area.
Lovina, quiet coastal villages with black sand beaches and coral reefs. Seririt, mostly interesting as a pit-stop and the junction for roads heading south over the mountains. Singaraja, largest town on the north coast and the former administrative capital of Bali. - wikitravel
Tourism Information Offices
- JI Bakungsari, Tel: +62 361 751660 ext 145
- Ground Floor, Century Plaza Building, JI Benesari No7, Tel: +62 361 754090
Key phone numbers
- Police 112 or 0361 751 598
- Ambulance 118
- Fire Brigade 113