Lovina is where backpackers usually base themselves for exploring the North of the island and the mountains. Lovina is actually a bunch of several villages strung alongside a long narrow stretch of volcanic black sand beach. The villages are called Pemaron, Tukadmungga, Anturan, Banyualit, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus.
It is much quieter than the south of Bali but still attracts a fair few tourists during the popular summer months and Xmas and New Year. The grey and black sand beach itself isn’t anything to rave about but the waters are clear and calm so they are great for snorkelling.
The main village, Kalibukbuk has a couple of streets of hotels, bars and restaurants but the resort is generally low key. It’s a completely different scene to Kuta and Seminyak so you won’t find a ton of expats or buzzing nightlife. Backpackers will be pleased to know there is a wide variety of accommodation to suit all budgets and prices are generally cheaper in the North of the island.Lovina is slow-paced and laid-back, so if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle then you can do that here.