LOVINA BEACH, DENPASAR BALI


About Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach is located on the north coast of Bali, approximately 10 km west of Singaraja in Kalibukbuk Village, Buleleng Regency, Bali. Lovina Beach is famous for its dolphin attraction, because of this a dolphin-shaped statue as high as +/- 5 meters was built near the entrance to the tourist area. You can see dolphins in the middle of the ocean waters in front of Lovina, about one kilometers into the sea. The waves at Lovina beach are relatively quiet so you can safely go on the ocean with a fisherman boat.

Loviana beach area is unique and famous because you can see firsthand hundreds of wild dolphins, and they are very cute and friendly. This will be a fun and exciting holiday experience. But to be able to see those hundreds of dolphins you have to leave in the morning before the sun will rise, since the dolphins in the Lovina area are usually only visible at about 6 to 8 am. You can rent a small fishing boat which can carry up to four people.

If you are not lucky to directly see the dolphins, don�t worry, you can still enjoy the beach which is one of the best in Bali. Lovina is also good for diving or snorkeling. You can find a variety of tropical fish that are quite friendly and easily approached by divers. Lovina beach is popular too because of the many lodging facilities for quite affordable rates, ranging from a budget accommodation to your own cottage. There are also hotels that provide a trained dolphin attraction and some even have a miniature zoo.

TANAH LOT, DENPASAR BALI

About Tanah Lot

The Tanah Lot temple (Pura Tanah Lot) is located in the village of Beraban, Tabanan District, about 13 km west of Tabanan, Bali.

Tanah Lot is famous for being a beautiful place to watch the sunset. Pura Tanah Lot was built by a priest from East Java named Dang Hyang Nirartha who was traveling east to spread the Hindu religion. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast.

Pura Tanah Lot has was build according to the concept of Triangga (depictions of the human body from head to toes), similar with 2 other sacred places in Tabanan, Pura Luhur Batukaru (head) and Tasik Puser Pura (middle) with the Pura Tanah Lot as the toes.

In the north temple, precisely in the cave under the cliffs, there are sacred, black yellow and poisonous snakes. It is said that snakes where a scarf for Dang Hyang Nirartha when she was imprisoned and became a guardian of the temple. In this place there is also a fresh water source named Tirta Pabersihan commonly used as a means of pleading for purity.

In the vicinity of Tanah Lot, are many art shops and a variety of expensive resorts such as Le Meredien with golf field facilities. Near the parking area are many native Balinese souvenir sellers.

Just north of Tanah Lot Temple is a temple (Batu Bolong) situated on a cliff that juts into the sea. This cliff temple connects with the land and is shaped like a bridge.