Lovina Beach Location: North Bali, west of Buleleng regency’s capital city of Singaraja.
Lovina Beach is a combination of smaller beaches spanning several local villages between two districts in the North Bali regency of Buleleng. The beach is a great alternative to the highly popular (and often crowded beaches of Bali’s south, the likes of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. Calmer waves, serene black-sand shores, thrills in the offing, and a nightlife scene, are just a few things that sum up this quaint north Bali coast.
Lovina Beach spans two kilometers east to west, with a small area in the Kalibukbuk village as its main focal point. Sunsets are quite the highlight here, with rather subdued nightlife after dusk. A large parking space borders the beach with rows of cafés and trendy seafood restaurants at its sides. Near the sand, a single towering dolphin statue stands as an official landmark. Walk to the east and you will encounter further rows of art shops and small warung traditional stalls offering snacks and refreshments beside an airy boardwalk.
‘Lovina’ doesn’t sound Balinese, as there is no such thing as the ‘v’ in the local alphabet. Actually it was originally the name of the first resort in the area that had only three guestrooms. Its founder, the late Balinese author and Buleleng noble, Anak Agung Panji Tisna (1908-1978), built the pioneering resort in 1953. It currently still operates with a new name, as the Lovina Beach Hotel. ‘Lovina’ was the author’s play on the words, ‘love’ and ‘Indonesia’. The name outgrew the establishment and subsequently applied to the whole coastline, which in turn continues to win heart.
History Of Lovina Beach :
There are no clear sources or evidence hit the name of Lovina genesis. Pursuant to the reference of the children from Anak Agung Panji Tisna, the clan of famous Buleleng King that the name of Lovina is given by him which is located in Kaliasem countryside, where at the first time he build a bungalow as a resort. He said that the name of Lovina is taken away from a name of small hotel in India that is lafeina whereabouts he stayed and write the book with the title of Ni Ketut Widhi. In memory of the hotel name, hence the ownership lands give the Lovina name. But there is also other version that is Lovina Name is given caused by its 2 Santen trees are planted by him and grow embracing each other. In this case Lovina is coming from Latin Language that mean is loving each other or love. Then Lovina’s name is interpreted as abbreviation from Love and Ina and it is interpreted as Love to Indonesia .