Lovina Beach is a coastal area on the northwestern side of Bali Island, Indonesia. The coastal strip stretches from 5 km (3 mi) west of Singaraja City to 15 km (9 mi) west. Lovina Bali area contains several small villages (Anturan, Banyualit, Kaliasem, Kalibukbuk, Pemaron, Temukus, Tukad Mungga). A famous tourist destination, Lovina still remains quieter in comparison to Bali's southern coast.
Lovina was named the first resort in the region, established in 1953 by the Balinese writer Anak Agung Panji Tisna (1908-1978). Today the resort operates under the name Lovina Beach Hotel. "Lovina" was wordplay ("love" and "Indonesia") but the name outgrew the 3-room hotel and was applied to the whole coastline.
Popular tourist activities include snorkeling, diving, early-morning boat tours for dolphin watching. Dolphin trips usually last about 2 hours, and generally cost around USD 5-20.
Lovina Beach is a very relaxed destination, ideal for family groups or older travelers who wish to kick back and mingle with the locals. The area gets a little crowded in July-August, but outside peak season, it is a quiet part of Bali.
There are also many tourist stalls limited to the area between the main restaurant road and the dolphin statue. Open-air bars offer live music (in which guests may participate) and locals often jam with the tourists. Nightly beach volleyball in the car park is another popular activity.