Bali, as we all know, is one of the finest destinations for sandy beaches and stunning jungles. Action and adventure abound here, and once you have arrived it’s fairly cheap to live. But rarely do we hear people extolling the virtues of the northern parts of Bali! And more’s the pity. Some of the best snorkeling and diving can be found in the northern parts of Bali. Some of the best national parks can be found here. And it is also quieter than many parts of the south. So we have concocted for you our top 9 hotels and resorts in a lovely part of the north: Lovina!
Marvel at the natural hot springs, take in the jungle, hike national parks. Or, if you’re more of a water baby, snorkel and dive til your hearts content, watch for dolphins, and sample the delectable Indonesian cuisine. All in the laid back environment of a quite beach town.
So join us as we talk best hotels in Lovina. From the budget to the barefoot luxurious. We talk family vacations, backpacker frolics and romantic getaways. Where exactly can you get the most peace and quiet? Where are you best placed to sample the nightlife? And where to go for beach chic or jungle paradise. We uncover all of this and more! Stick with us, we hold the key to your next tropical adventure.
Lovina Studio & Sunset Bar
The first of our fine hotels in Lovina is built with minimalism and luxury in mind. Clean lines and white walls bring a modern aesthetic to this beachside property. Minimalist furnishings in muted tones help to bring warmth to the studio apartments. Each one has a balcony overlooking the pool, but those who request a ground floor studio can enjoy a dip straight from their terrace. Complete with sun loungers on the swim-up decking!
Whilst minimalist, everything you need can be found within the 592 square meter. Each room features a kettle, air conditioning, a flatscreen TV, free wifi and private bathroom. Guests can also order room service, and there is an optional daily continental breakfast. Bike hire is also free whilst staying at the Lovina Studio, and other trips and tours can be arranged through the reception desk.
Whilst the facilities in the hotel are as minimalist as the rooms, the swimming pool is lovely and large and the hotel is situated just steps away from the sandy golden beach! This is the perfect spot for independent travelers who need somewhere clean and comfortable to stay while heading out on their own adventures. Lovina is an hours drive from Pemuteran bay, and Menjangan Island and where you will find some of the best diving in Bali. In fact, there are many dive and snorkel spots near Lovina.
- Address: Jl. Seririt- Singaraja, Kaliasem, Kec. Banjar, lovina, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Best for: Independent Luxury
- Rating: 9.5/10
Odika Lovina House and Villa
The Odika Lovina has a similar style to the Lovina Studio, though at a price that is kinder on the budget. And they include breakfast for a very good price too! Guests can order from in-room menus and have breakfast in bed in the morning, and every villa or room has tea and coffee making facilities. One bedroom suites have a kitchenette with dishwasher, fridge and microwave too. Spend that little extra to get a private pool villa with all mod cons!
Each private bathroom contains a shower or bathtub, save for the villas which have both, and are beautifully appointed. With every care to ensure each bedroom and villa has the ultimate privacy, this is a truly luxurious budget option! Family rooms are available, and inside of the hotel there is an outdoor swimming pool for all guests to use. And with only a three 2 bedroom houses and a one bedroom villa, each with private parking, you can be sure to get the peace and quiet you need to relax.
In terms of hotels in Lovina, this wonderful laid back atmosphere is a perfect place to find yourself. And being only 12 minutes walk from the beach makes it even more blissful. Even if you have small children, you are never far from some entertainment.
- Address: Jalan Cendrawasih Gang Merak, Kalibukbuk, Lovina, Anturan, Buleleng, Anturan, Kecamatan Buleleng, Anturan, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 80119, Indonesia
- Best for: Independent families and couples
- Rating: 7.6/10
Santhiku Hotel, Villas Yoga & Spa
Just 20 minutes walk from Lovina beach is a rustic gem known for its beautiful and health-conscious vibe. Santhiku literally translates as ‘my peace’, so you know that the owners and staff here have this in mind. It is small too! With only four private rooms and a dorm room for backpackers on a budget. Laced with romantic and rustic charm, every wall and piece of furniture reminds you of the natural beauty of this land. And the great pool is fashioned in a lagoon style and situated as the focal point of the gardens. Take part in the regular yoga classes and enjoy spa treatments at the magic spa to feel refreshed and invigorated. You also get breakfast included.
Inside the private rooms, ensuite bathrooms are in keeping with the rustic style, though with fully functioning shower and some with a spa bath. You also have options for a family room, tea and coffee making facilities, and free wifi throughout. Book the deluxe villa for private pool, kitchen, dining and lounge area. You also have two bedrooms and a pull out sofa bed to make use of. Perfect for larger families or adult groups.
There are a few excellent places to stay in Bali on a budget, but this is one of the few hotels in Lovina that is likely to steal your heart with very little effort indeed. A quiet location, a nice peaceful vibe, and friendly for all types of travelers!
- Address: Kaliasem, Banjar, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Best for: Rustic adventurers & backpackers
- Rating: 8.6/10
Raja Singha Boutique Resort
If you are looking for a romantic escape, look no further than this boutique resort. This is one of the best hotels further from the beach that encompasses everything you need from a couples break. Both deluxe and superior villas have their own private outdoor pool with a stunning view over Lovina beach and the lush tropical surrounds. The Balinese style villa is also decked out with BBQ facilities, gazebo and terrace, as well as a fridge, tea and coffee facilities and lounge area. You also have a beautifully appointed bathroom with all mod cons.
Whilst this location is a little further from the beach in Lovina, its is merely a 15 minute drive, and the resort has private parking on site. Perfect if you plan to rent a car or scooter to get around. You are also only 15 minutes from the Air Panas Banjar Hot Spring complex further inland. A blissful day out for sure!
The onsite restaurant, The Rani, features an a la carte menu and is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. The resort is also walking distance to a range of restaurants, bars and natural beauty spots too! The staff are friendly and willing to help with a range of tours and activities. They will also leave you to roam in romantic bliss if you choose. This is your little bubble, you can choose just how much or little you interact with the outside world. For more romantic inspiration, check out the ultimate guide to couples hotels in Bali
- Address: Jl. Segara, Gunung, Lovina, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81113, Indonesia
- Best for: Romantic couples
- Rating: 9.1/10
Villa Romy & Bungalows
Situated in the village of Kaliasem, the center of Lovina, the Villa Romy is the perfect spot for a family holiday. Three bedroom villas are available with a private pool behind a walled garden, including a kitchenette and dining area, lounge and lots of space for the family to frolic within! 2153 square feet of space in fact. The terrace is kitted out with a BBQ area, and the gardens give you that jungle feel without having to leave your accommodation! Pools in the hotel also feature a shallow end, which will please most parents!
Villa Romy is a sumptuous blend of the modern and traditional worlds that meet here. Beautiful natural materials and fabrics combine to bring touches of Bali to your door. Staff are also always on hand to offer daily housekeeping, laundry services and assist with tours. This is one of the best places in Bali to see dolphins, so a dolphin tour is a must whilst staying here. And whilst being in the middle of the town of Lovina, you are also only a few minutes walk from the beach. Perfect! This area of Lovina is also a six minute drive from Krisna Funtastic Land, a child-oriented play park with fairground rides.
One bedroom bungalows within the complex also feature modern furnishings and touches such as a fridge, ensuite and flatscreen TV. Wifi and air-con is also available throughout. For a mid range hotel with plenty of space for families and larger groups, this is perfect. Guests are just steps away from a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets too.
- Address: Jl. Claudia No.1, Kaliasem, Kec. Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Best for: Families
- Rating: 9.2/10
The picture of serenity and elegance, Lovina Life if the perfect luxury escape for those who love to live well. Here, guests are less than a kilometre from Ganesha beach, and less than 5km from Krisna Water sports, for all your high-octane aquatic adventure needs! The decor and style of this hotel in Lovina is very much in keeping with the area. The emphasis is on inspiring guests with the creative works of the region. And yet it still maintains a modern and refreshing air.
The on-site Lovinalife Cafe is available morning noon and night for a full a la carte menu, as well as refreshing snacks and beverages. Plus, in such a wonderful location, there is a variety of restaurants to enjoy too. Here, guests are surrounded by luxury as much as by night-life, with many beautiful bars such as Zigiz and Spice Beach Bar a short walk from the property. It is not all adventure and water sports. There is plenty to do around Lovina with rest and relaxation in mind!
Inside the bedrooms, there is a sense of peace and tranquility. Modern furnishings and clean ambient tones make your valuable rest time as restorative as possible. And those cool marble and tile floors and air conditioning is an escape from Bali’s tropical heat!Each room has a balcony or a terrace overlooking the pool. And with only 10 bedrooms in the entire boutique hotel, this is a tranquil place to be based. Also, stay 14 or 30 days for discounts off the price per night.
- Address: Jl. Seririt- Singaraja, Kaliasem, Lovina, Kab.Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Best for: Luxury loving couples
- Rating: 9.3/10
Lilin Lovina Beach Hotel
This is a beach hotel which really offers travelers the best in barefoot luxury. A stay at this beach resort will bring you such peace and joy! Even if your days are filled with action and adventure, you will still return home feel rejuvenated. located in Lovina’s center and just steps away from the beach, couples and families alike will love the aesthetic as much as the surroundings.
With a restaurant and bar on site, parents can put their kids to bed and have a few evening cocktails in plain view of their villa. There is also a babysitting service available, if you feel like going further afield. And with one, two or three bedroom villas, each with their own private pool, large families can be accommodated beautifully. Air conditioning and wifi throughout, as well as modern ensuite bathrooms with shower and bathtub, make this the ultimate lodging for your Bali adventure.
As with many beach hotels, the proximity to the ocean comes with its myriad charms. Not only do you get the relaxing sounds of the ocean as you drift off to sleep, you also get the chance to rent equipment like paddle boards. Fun and adventure whenever you want it! The hotel staff are also on hand to book things like dolphin tours, as well as trips to West Bali National Park.
- Address: Jl. Singaraja Seririt Lovina Beach, Singaraja, Kaliasem, Kec. Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81151, Indonesia
- Best for: Barefoot luxury, families and large adult groups
- Rating: 8.0/10
Hotel Shri Ganesh
For a fantastic value couples retreat, this beach property is a pure budget boutique hotel! The pool sits inside a large walled garden, with views of jungle flora. The buildings are a rich Balinese feast of color, with sumptuous wooden accents and tiled roofs. Large ornately carved wooden doors and white stone surrounds make this place seem more like a temple than a hotel. The resort spa hosts a variety of beauty and wellness treatments, giving you time to rest and relax. And the restaurant serves up a combination of indonesian and international fare, including buffet and a la carte options.
The hotel hosts BBQ facilities for an additional charge, and there are also many activities that can be booked through the reception desk. Including cooking classes, wildlife tours, hiking, diving and much more. The hotels near to Dolphin Sunrise tour company also, making it perfect for an early morning trip to sea.
All rooms are on the ground floor, making this one of the only hotels in Lovina beach area that is perfect for disabled guests. They are also fully equipped with wifi, air conditioning, a full ensuite and lounge area. There is also outdoor furniture arranged on the terrace. Family rooms are also available, though sadly no additional bedrooms or beds. Guests, however, will be spellbound by the unique and beautiful carved beds, soft bedding and overall Balinese look and feel. And we cannot stress enough the great value per night for 2 adults!
- Address: Kalibukbuk Lovina, Jl. Laviana, Anturan, Buleleng, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81151, Indonesia
- Best for: Couples
- Rating: 8.6/10
This last one on our list of the best hotels in Lovina will suit the most avid luxury seekers. This is the Bali paradise hotel, hence its name! Surrounded by jungle gardens, the villa is more of a home than hotel accommodation. With 2 bedrooms featuring a king bed and ensuite, a private swimming pool and terrace, views over the sea and delicious sunsets to boot, this is the perfect holiday home. Whether you are a family with children, or a group of adults wanting to spend some quality time together.
Private parking is available on site, and the beach is just an 8 minute drive from the property. The owners will also put on a daily breakfast with an option of a la carte and vegetarian. There is also a children’s playground within the grounds. And if that wasn’t enough, the beautiful gardens offer adventure to guests large and small! Just watch out for Bali’s deadly snakes that might be slithering around in the jungle!
Bedrooms are tastefully decorated in a minimalist style, with gorgeous Balinese touches like carved wooden doors and seating. The bathrooms are similarly decked out in the jungle style, with sumptuous stone and tropical plants arrange along the walls. There is also a kitchen, living and dining room for guest use, and you are within driving distance of a range of shops and supermarkets for buying supplies. You just cannot put a price on having such a space to enjoy like this!
- Address: Jl. Damai, Kayu Putih, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
- Best for: Families and large groups
- Rating: 9.5/10
Where to stay in Lovina for Families?
For a family stay in this region, the Lovina Paradise is the obvious choice for its villa style. A single occupancy property, you basically have your own home in Bali. And the price is not bad at all! With two bedrooms, a full kitchen and a private pool, plus views over the bay, you cannot go wrong.
However, the Lilin Lovina Beach hotel is also great for families who want to meet new people. With villa-style properties and hotel amenities, this has everything you need for your trip. So, if you don’t feel like leaving the resort, you don’t have to! Though being just steps away from the beach, we fathom you will. Alternatively the Villa Romy & Bungalows has a similar style of accommodation, with up to three bedrooms.
Where to stay in Lovina for Couples?
For couples wanting a bit of seclusion and romance, the Raja Singh Boutique Resort is a fantastic escape. A bit further from the beach, but close to the traditional Balinese Air Panas Banjar Hot Springs. It has everything you need for rest and relaxation, as well as a quiet romantic air.
For something a little closer to the beach, however the Lovina Life hotel is a fabulous place to stay. Right in the center of the town of Lovina for bars and restaurants, as well as being steps away from the beach. Trust us, these hotels in Lovina will not steer your wrong.
Where to stay in Lovina to see Dolphins?
Dolphin tours are very common in Lovina, given that this a great area to spot them! So as long as you are close to the center of the town, you are in a prime location for those tours. However, if you want to spend your days spotting dolphins from your hotel, the Lilin Lovina Beach hotel is a great go to! It has everything you could want in a luxury beachfront property, and the beach and ocean are visible from anywhere on the property! Lovina Studio and Sunset Bar is also a great property for couples wishing to dolphin watch from their hotel. The balcony and terraces overlook the pool and the beach, which is mere steps away! Perhaps get out for some sea kayaking for a better look?
Another fabulous thing about this region: the north of Bali is outside of the tsunami danger zones. Many of these are the low laying lands to the south of the island, meaning you can enjoy your trip without the niggling fears that can sometimes dog travelers.