Lovina rests within the regency of Buleleng, which is famous for its artistic heritage and dance tradition. The style of the gold and silver work, together with the weaving, pottery and instrument-making is very distinctive and unique. For hundreds of years this was the part of Bali that was most open to foreign influence, as Chinese and Muslim traders brought their products, religion and culture through the port of Singaraja.

The incredible variety of the countryside makes this historical area diverse, interesting and delightful. There is plenty to see and do along the north coast, where you will see vineyards heavy with bunches of grapes and dramatic windswept coastal temples. In addition to snorkelling and dolphin-watching, you can go scuba diving and horse-riding, or you might like to be part of a turtle conservation programme and release a baby turtle into the sea. Additionally, you can visit a Theravada Buddhist temple, or soak in the healing sulphuric waters of Air Panas Banjar, a natural hot spring where the water gushes out from the mouths of carved serpents into three pools. If you want to go a bit further afield, you can arrange to go trekking through the massive and spectacular West Bali National Park.