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Surrounded by rice paddies and jungle-clad ravines, VILLA LOTUS LOVINA is a beautifully appointed, stylishly decorated villa, located in the hills which overlooking the Bali Sea.
Still waiting to be discovered, the unspoilt North offers a wealth of activities and attractions that will keep you busy for even lengthy stays. Here you can catch a glimpse of Bali as it used to be - and no Balinese vacation would be entirely complete without experiencing some of the unique cultural and natural attractions that this region is so generously blessed with.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Denpasar 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The VILLA LOTUS LOVINA, set by itself on 1000 sq m of landscaped hillside, offers touches of old Bali, such as a large open-air verandah and Balinese open air, secluded showers and baths in the privacy of interior gardens.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa set in it's manacured gardens has stunning views of the ocean over the private 8m infinity pool. Here you can relax on sun lounges under umbrellas or luxuriate on day beds in the privacy of traditional thached gazebos.
Tariff includes taxes, breakfasts, wifi, drinking water and daily maid service. Transfers, transport and tours can be arranged upon request can be arranged for a small additional cost.
PLEASE NOTE: Villa Lotus is a NON SMOKING establishment and smoking is only allowed in outdoor areas using ashtrays provided.
Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country's 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.With a population recorded as 3,891,000 in 2010, the island is home to most of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. In the 2000 census about 92.29% of Bali's population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
Bali, despite being a tourist haven for decades, has seen a surge in tourist numbers in recent years.
Lovina Beach is a 12 km stretch of coast to the North West of Singaraja in North Bali. It is several resorts rather than one. It is comprised of several narrow stretches of black volcanic sand. Lovina, like most of Bali, fills up with tourists from all over the world in August and Australians at Chrismas. Lovina is a nice break from the bustle of the South. These days the mix of tourists is mainly families and couples rather than the backpackers of yesteryear.
Kalibukbuk is the largest and most developed village but it is just two streets of hotels, bars, restaurants, and dive shops running down to the beach. There is a wide range of accommodation and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. There are two clubs and several bars, but the nightlife is generally low key and easy giong.
You can easily get to Lovina by bus from all parts of Bali, but it is a long ride from the East or South. Getting your own car with or without a driver ( I don't recommend without!!) is a much easier way to get to the North. Bemo’s are the local public transport buses and they ply all the local routes. Again it is much easier to hire a driver and car for any longer journey. You can travel from Kuta in less than 3hrs and from the airport or Sanur in about 2.30hrs. You will travel through (Pura Ulun Danau) Bedugul and could go the pretty way through Munduk if you are not in a hurry. So you could stop to take in the temple, lakes and rice paddies on your trip and make a day of it.
Sightseeing trips are easy to organise either with drivers on the street or through your hotel. Some sugestions are:
Air Banjar Hot Springs - Located west of Lovina, Air Banjar (or Panjar) is an enchanting hot springs with stone carved mouths gushing water among a lush garden setting. A nominal entrance fee is charged. Go in the morning if you want some peace and quiet, you will have the place to yourself if you get there before 9am.
DolphinTrips - These trips leave early each morning and are great fun for the kids, despite the critiscism that the boats tend to outnumber the dolphins. Prices are fixed by a dolphin cartel, they are around 50,000 (4 euro).
Snorkeling is possible on the reef just offshore from Kalibukbuk in the mornings around 10am. You will need to hire a boat for this and it costs about 50,000 per head (includes gear, although your own will be a better fit). Snorkeling and scuba diving trips leave from Kalibukbuk for Menjangan and other north shore dive spots. There are several dive operators based out of Lovina that operate daily dive trips to Menjangan Island, Tulamben and Amed, as well as night dives from the local shore. "Spice Dive" are based out of Lovina and offer day trips to all of the dive spots on the northern shore. Guides are available in a variety of languages and multi-day discounts are available. "http://www.lovinadive.com/" price=US$55-$75 per day.
Spa - Lovina is lucky to have several spa facilities. While a little more low key than the spas to the south, the service is excellent and the prices, being much less than the opulent spas in the south, are an excellent value and well worth it.