Pursuing the sunrise and hunting dolphins at Lovina Beach

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Attractions of the dolphins welcoming the foreign and local tourists at Lovina Beach. (photo: IO/Prive.Doc)

IO, Jakarta – Bali tourism is dominated by magnificent coastal attractions, whether white sandy beaches in Southern Bali or black sandy beaches on the northern side. Despite having black sand, those seashores are as gorgeous as the southern sights. Located in the northern region of Bali, Lovina Beach presents incredible coastal views at its best.

Located in Kalibukbuk Village, Buleleng Bali, about 10 km west of Singaraja City, this beach, commonly referred to as ‘Kalibukbuk’ is beautifully covered with black sands along the lines and surprisingly still preserves a natural environment in its surroundings; also, there are numerous traditional fishing boats docked by the shore. Actually, the main attraction of Lovina Beach is not merely the coastal view, but a special Dolphin Sightseeing Activity in the middle of the sea.

Lovina is famous for its wild dolphins living off the coast, approximately hundreds lolling around the perimeter. For those who are willing to see the dolphins in action, you must go out to sea before sunrise, as dolphins often appear on the surface between 6 am to 8 am in the morning.

Here, Lovina’s ocean waves are relatively calm and comfortable to sail through, therefore local and foreign tourists are always looking to experience this kind of trip. There you can discover the sight of dolphins after sailing about 1 km away from the Lovina shore. If you are lucky, the dolphin groups will jump simultaneously to the surface as if to welcome your presence there, and also some groups just simply swim around your boat. It’s a great moment to live with this “dolphin show” experience.

Travelers are able to directly rent traditional fishing boats inshore, specially provided to sail you through the appointed perimeter. Duration of dolphin sightseeing activity in Lovina is about two hours. Fishermen will take you out to sea in a traditional boat, around which dolphins often show off.

Besides watching the dolphin show, Lovina Beach is also known for skin diving. Marine life on Lovina coral reefs is as diverse as the other beaches in Bali. Travellers can enjoy snorkeling activity, where you will find various ornamental fish species that are friendly to visitors. There is also beautiful coral and a variety of subsea plants which will very much satisfy your underwater trip.

Lovina Beach Area is located on the north coast of Bali, about 10 km west of Singaraja; traveling from Denpasar via Bedugul, then going through Singaraja, one eventually arrives at Lovina. Travel time is around two hours. For the price of Dolphin Sightseeing Activity on Lovina Beach, you will be charged a boat rental rate around 350 thousand rupiah per person with a maximum of 4-5 passengers. If you want to see the beauty of marine life, you can also rent snorkel equipment at a rate of 100 thousand rupiah per person.

If you are going to spend your holiday in Bali, especially in the northern territory, never miss a chance to visit this beach. Here, you can see the beauty of exotic and panoramic nature views. Also, you can spend the time capturing wonderful scenes.

As one of the most remarkable tourist attractions on Bali, Lovina Beach is highly recommended by Independent Observer ahead of your wonderful journey to this exotic island.

(Muhammad Akbar)