Lovina Beach honeymoon guide

Relax on this long stretch of black volcanic sand that embraces several villages overlooking the Java Sea. With its rural charm, Lovina is a convenient base to explore the north coast and the central mountains of Bali.

Swim and snorkel in the calm reef-protected waters of the lagoon. Go scuba diving or take a dolphin-watching excursion.

Inland, hike picturesque forest trails in the West Bali National Park looking out for native wildlife, such as barking deer as white mynah birds flitter among the branches overhead.

Or soothe your muscles in the 37°C waters of Air Panas hot springs at Banjar. Here, natural volcanic spring waters pour out of carved stone mouths into a series of pools that nestle within a gorgeous tropical garden.

Lovina is located on Bali's north coast, 92km from the airport, around one hour and 45 minutes by car.

Where to stay

Lovina offers an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit most honeymoon budgets, including the following hotels…

The Damai
Location: Jl. Damai, Kayu Putih, Lovina
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly price: AUD376 per room
Description: Set amidst a tropical landscape, The Damai is located in the jungle hills overlooking Bali’s North Coast. Featuring view of the Java volcanoes, this resort offers an award-winning restaurant and spacious villas with private terraces. The villas at Damai come with modern Balinese décor and offer sweeping views of the greenery. All non-smoking villas have a flat-screen TV, free wireless internet and an open-air bathroom. Guests can swim in the infinity pool or enjoy a relaxing body massage at the spa. With a 24-hour front desk, the 4-star hotel also provides concierge and currency exchange services. The restaurant serves a variety of international dishes prepared with organic vegetables and fresh seafood. Vegetarian meals and outdoor dining options are available. The Damai is 3.5 km from Lovina Beach and 64 km from Ngurah Rai Airport.

The Lovina
Location: Kalibukbuk - Buleleng, Lovina
Rating: 4.5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD187 per room
Description: The 4.5-star Lovina features a collection of Balinese-style villas with a private pool and ocean views. Pampering spa treatments and free Wi-Fi throughout the property are available. European, Mediterranean, Chinese and Balinese dishes are served at the on-site Heliconia Restaurant. The well-designed villas are spacious and feature an open concept design. Full kitchen facilities are available in select units, while a flat-screen TV and DVD player are included in all units. En suite bathrooms have either a bathtub or shower. Located over 200 metres of an unspoilt beach, The Lovina is a 2-minute walk from Lovina Beach and a 5-minute drive from a great dolphin watching spot. Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 2-hour, 30-minute drive away. On-site parking is free. Guests can arrange area shuttles or day trips at the tour desk. The resort also provides barbecue facilities, a gym and laundry services. Other dining options at The Lovina include the Heliconia Restaurant and Pizzeria, and Beach Bar by the pool and beach.

Puri Mangga Sea View Resort and Spa
Location: Jl. Dewi Sri Desa Kayu Putih, Lovina
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly price: AUD121 per room
Description: Puri Mangga Sea View Resort and Spa enjoys a quiet location 5 minutes’ drive to Lovina Beach. The hotel features a combination of Balinese and Tuscan furnished rooms with western standards and private bathroom. The villas are equipped with a minibar, flats-creen TV with DVD player, electric kettle, air-conditioning and personal safe. All rooms in Puri Mangga Sea View Resort and Spa are furnished with antique wooden furniture and fit private wardrobe, desk, patio or terrace/seating area. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer, shower or bathtub. Puri Mangga Sea View Resort and Spa is a 3-hour drive to Ngurah Rai International Airport. Airport transfers and car rentals can be arranged through the hotel’s front desk. Babysitting, massage services and wellness treatments are also available upon request. Puri Mangga Restaurant serves Balinese specialties in the hotel.

Bali Paradise Hotel Boutique Resort
Location: Lovina
Rating: 3-star
Ave nightly price: AUD99 per room
Description: Bali Paradise Hotel Boutique Resort is located in Lovina, North Bali. A 10-minute drive from the tourist area of Jalan Binaria, the hotel features an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Fitted with teak wooden furniture and local art, the colourful rooms have private balconies with seating space. Each room has a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box, and an en suite bathroom with a hot shower. Bali Paradise Hotel Boutique Resort is 3 hours’ drive away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is a 45-minute drive away from the popular Git Git Waterfall. Guests can have a relaxing massage, or enjoy a game of billiards or table tennis. Day trips can be arranged at the tour desk. Staff can arrange car or bicycle rentals, airport shuttles, and laundry services. The restaurant serves Indonesian and Western dishes. Room service is also available.

When to go

The best time to visit Lovina (and Bali) is during the dry season from April to September when the days are sunny and dry.

Generally, Bali enjoys a warm, humid and tropical climate with an average temperature of 32°C (89°F) year round.

However, temperatures vary from 33°C (91°F) to 21°C (69°F) across the island ranging from hot on the coast to cooler in the highlands. It can drop to 5°C (41°F) at night in the mountains.

For more climate info: Bali Weather Guide

How to get to Bali

Bali is located off the eastern tip of Java – just one of more than 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago – and is easily accessible with multiple airlines offering daily flights.

The most convenient route to Bali is by air to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport, which is located in southern Bali, 13km (8mi) southwest of the capital, Denpasar.

More information about how to get to Bali

Latest update: Lovina Beach Honeymoon: 21 April, 2022