the western part of Singaraja, long stretch of black sand
beach encompasses Anturan, Tukad Mungga, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem
and Temukus villages collectively called Lovina.
Lovina is for those who like still waters (no surf) and are
not fussy about the colour of the beach. Visitors may even
encounter some local dolphins. Many cheap losmens are available
right on the beach.
Lining up of busy losmen and hotels with the depleted shady
sea makes Lovina one of the most stirring beaches in Bali.
Tranquility, incredible under water world and dolphins are
the magnetism of Lovina. From Lovina, visiting Pulau Menjangan,
which is a part of West Bali National Park will be interesting
for diving lover.
Singaraja is the largest city after Denpasar. The population
includes many ethnic and religious groups.
Singaraja has a historical library, The Gedong Kirtya that
collects more than 3,000 Balinese manuscripts. The Dutch established
it in the late 1920s. It has the finest collection of lontar,
which is a traditional books emblazoned on palm leaf strips
and potted between two pieces of wood or bamboo.
Further 10 km south of Singaraja will lead visitors to Gitgit
Waterfall, Bali's highest waterfall where the inviting cool
waters of the river below are worth a dip into.
From Gitgit, tourists looking for a quiet beach resort can
head 10 km west from Singaraja to Lovina, a long stretch of
beach with hotels and bungalows. The black sand beach is safe
and a perfect place for swimming and snorkeling.