Not as popular among tourists as Ubud, Denpasar, Kuta or Nusa Dua, north Bali is slowly but surely coming up as the place to be for anyone looking for some peace and quiet away from Bali’s busy south. North Bali has a distinct character of its own, with places like Lovina Beach offering visitors a much more relaxed vacation experience than the cookie cutter package tours of the south.
A tiny resort town on the shores of a sparsely populated stretch of pristine black sand beach, Lovina is often regarded as Bali’s best kept secret – a place with quaint hotels, secluded resorts and vacation villas all built on or near the beach commanding breathtaking views of the endless ocean on one side and the lush green jungles with majestic volcanoes on the other.
Famous for dolphin watching, snorkelling and diving, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Lovina, Bali – everything from Dutch colonial era architecture to refreshing hot springs to one of the only Buddhist temples in Bali are all within a few kilometres of your luxury beachfront accommodation in Lovina Beach.
Perhaps the best part of staying at a holiday resort in Lovina is that it is often far cheaper than staying at a comparable hotel in the south. It is a well known fact that Lovina is more affordable than the rest of Bali – welcome news for value minded travellers since it allows them to get the quintessential Bali experience without having to stay in the ever increasingly expensive south. Hotels, meals and the cost of living in general are lower in Lovina than in other, more touristy areas of the island.
Greater savings can be had if you travel on the off season when occupancy rates are low and hotel managers eager to fill empty rooms. In such cases the seasoned traveller to Lovina, Bali can bargain for better rates for everything from room rates to transportation and Dolphin spotting tours.
Even investing in vacation property is cheaper in north Bali! This frenzied pace of construction has driven up property prices throughout Bali – but mostly in the south. The best bargains can be had in Lovina in the north of the island, which offers some truly outstanding property investment opportunities for the savvy buyer.