Explore North Bali
Explore the still pristine, unspoiled and authentic north coast of Bali!
The surroundings provide ample scope for exploring, discovery and activities. Beautiful beaches, dolphin trips, terraced rice-fields, plantations, mountains, monkeys, temples and some nice villages and towns are close by, such as Lovina and Singaraja. This old capital of Bali is home to the Gedong Kirtya library where you will find the famous Lontar Manuscripts. South of Singaraja you find he most spectacular waterfall of Bali, the Git Git waterfall. About 10-30 minutes from your villa the Buddhist monastery, Brahma Vihara Arama, also called the little Borobudur, is worth a visit, just as the famous Hot Springs of Air Panas which are 5 minutes further away.
You will find wonderful snorkelling and diving sites, such as Menjangan Island nearby and also one of the finest golf courses in Asia, the Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club, is just an hour's drive away.
You will be surprised by this authentic part of Bali, more and more people are discovering the still authentic north coast!
Transport from the airport to north Bali
We can arrange transport from the airport (or from another place in Bali) to the villa for you. Our private driver is waiting for you in the arrival hall (or lobby) to take you to the villa comfortably with a private air-conditioning car. The transport costs RP 650,000 for a car for 4/5 people with luggage or RP 850,000 for a larger car (suitable for 8-9 people with luggage).
Transfer is not included in the rental price and must be paid directly to the driver upon arrival at the villa.
You can arrange the return trip to the airport (or another place) with our staff while you are staying at the villa.
You can also use our private villa-driver for day trips or taxi services. Most of our guests do. Appointments can be made via our villa staff or via our help desk. The driver speaks English very well and is a good guide, he knows the nicest places and hotspots to visit in Bali! The use of a private car with driver is only RP 650,000 per day (4-5 people) and RP 850,000 for a large car (8-9 people) this includes the car rental, fuel and the private driver for 8 hours a day. Each extra hour cost RP 100.000 extra.
There is also a possibility to rent motorcycles / scooters for RP 60,000 – RP 80,000 per day, including insurance. The staff can easily arrange this for you.
Must do activities:
- •Hike the extensive route and rainforests around the village of Mayong
•Snorkelling or diving in the nature park Menjangan Island
•Swimming and exploring the many waterfalls like Sekumpul
•Visit the historically rich former capital Singaraja
•Bathe in the hot water springs of Banjar
•Visit the Buddhist temple in Banjar
•Zip line and experience climbing at the Botanical Gardens in Bedugul
•Enjoy dining, shopping and activities in Lovina
•Enjoy Krisna adventure park, parasailing, jet ski, ATV, climbing and more
•Visit a local market
•A motorbike ride through the beautiful nature of north Bali
•Explore the Crater lakes Bedugul area
•Visit Batukaru, the second highest volcano in Bali
•Visit the Ulun Danu Beratan temple
• Take a romantic dinner at Spice Beach Club
• enjoy a massage at the villa
•Take a dip in your own private pool
You will be surprised by this authentic part of Bali, more and more people are discovering the still pristine, unspoiled and authentic north coast!
Relaxation and celebration
Need relaxation? Enjoy a great Balinese or Thai massage, easily organized by the staff. They like to come to the villa.
Something to celebrate? Visit the new Pepito market in Lovina with an impressive selection of western cheese, meat, bread, antipasti, wine, spirits and beer. And many more Western products.
Beside the (easy) trekking to one part of the lakes you can find over here the second Bali Swing experience. It is also one the most breathtaking viewpoints to take a photo!
If you do the trekking it’s usually better to pay for a guide, since they’ll organise a dugout canoe which takes you to two ‘hidden’ jungle temples – the Telaga Aye Temple and Dalem Temple. This is usually not possible without a guide.
Looking for more to do in/around the Twin Lakes? You can rent a kayak or even go fishing near the lake. There are also some nice waterfall! Talk to your villa staff to organize this for you!
The famous village of Lovina, the tourist center, is located 10 minutes away by car or scooter. Here you will find cozy restaurants (including Western-oriented, but no McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken) and cafes where often live music.
Explore and discover
Beautiful beaches, dolphin trips, terraced rice-fields, plantations, mountains, monkeys, temples and some nice villages and towns are close by, such as Lovina and Singaraja. This old capital of Bali is home to the Gedong Kirtya library where you will find the famous Lontar Manuscripts.
South of Singaraja you find he most spectacular waterfall of Bali, the Git Git waterfall. Also in the north the Buddhist monastery, Brahma Vihara Arama, also called the little Borobudur, is worth a visit, just as the famous Hot Springs of Air Panas which are 5 minutes away from the Buddhist monastery.
You will find wonderful snorkelling and diving sites, such as Menjangan Island nearby and also one of the finest golf courses in Asia, the Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club, is just an hour’s drive away.
Your personal villa staff will also be available to assist with tours /travel /transportation/to arrange babysitting, massages and spas and to generally give advice and information to ensure that you have a truly memorable holiday experience.
Please ask them to joy the kitchen with you, so you can learn to prepare the most delicious Indonesian food!
Let them teach you how to make the small offermands they use for their daily ceremony. You will enjoy it!
The Dolphin watching tours at Lovina Beach remain one of the main nature attractions of this quiet and laid back coastal town in North Bali. What this black sand beach lacks in features when compared to the beaches around the island’s south, it makes up for with its frequent sightings of dolphin pods that favour these calm waters. Back in the days, every sunrise, local fishermen in traditional outriggers set out for their daily catches in the bay, and so did the dolphins.
This unique kinship between humans and dolphins developed over time – hunting pods led local fishermen to where schools of sardines and mackerels, and likewise, dolphins joined in for a frenzy following the cast nets. Occasionally, the cetaceans would breach the surface to check out on the action above. Fishermen now regularly take visitors for a dolphin watching ride to see their aquatic friends from the Bali Ocean.
ULUN DANU BERATAN TEMPLE
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one of nine “Kahyangan Jagat Temple” which are surrounding Bali Island, that makes it become one of the most important Temple for the Balinese, especially for Hindu. It consists of five compounds of temples and one Buddhist Stupa, there are:
- Penataran Agung Temple
- Dalem Purwa Temple
- Taman Beiji Temple
- Lingga Petak Temple (in the middle of Lake Beratan)
- Prajapati Temple
- Buddhist Stupa
Geographically, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is located approximately 1200 meters high above sea level and it surrounded by the beautiful scenery of mountainous landscape with fresh air. This place has become one of the icons of travel in Bali and has been visited by many visitors from from domestic or international whom spare their time during their vacation in Bali.
Brahma Vihara Arama Temple
The temple complex enjoys a wonderful hillside setting such as brilliant orange tile roof stand over an entrance gate guarded by fine two Naga, with bell tower in the corner of middle courtyard. Every step’s up to the temple has Buddha wisdom also around the walls.
A lower temple with a gold Buddha is from Thailand as a centerpiece, carved stone plaques showing scene from Buddha’s life on all the main temple, and colorful Buddhist to the left of the top temple. Further up you’ll see the founder of the temple next to it is several big Stupas, in this part is the most interesting of the monastery, and magnet for pilgrimages. It well knows as Vihara Buddha Banjar, is biggest Buddhist temple in Bali. It is located at a hilly area at Tehege Village, Desa Banjar, Buleleng Regency about 22 km west of Singaraja city. Due to its location in a hilly area, Brahmavihara Arama has a silent and peaceful atmosphere and it’s perfect as a spiritual area.