Lovina, North Bali is the uncrowded and definitely unhurried part of Bali. The Bali where the cool highlands are speckled with waterfalls, rice paddies, jungle and serene lakes. The Bali with some of the most vigorous music, oldest archeological remains and most impressive temple carvings on the island. The Bali with its long sandy beaches that looks out over the gentle Bali Sea and that has more dolphins than any other region. But, above all, the Bali that far from the mass tourism of the South has preserved the traditional Balinese culture and spirit that made the Island of the Gods so popular in the first place.
Lovina is the perfect vantage point for exploring Bali’s northern region. It consists of a string of small villages along the coast of North Bali and offers plenty of relaxed tropical charm. Its beaches are among the prettiest on the island, wide and undisturbed. Kalibukbuk, approximately 10 minutes from Villa Bossi, is the centre of the easygoing nightlife in the North. It offers a nice range of restaurants, bars and shops. Discover the wide range of things to do in Lovina & North Bali.
Just getting to North Bali and Villa Bossi is an awesome and inspiring experience. The routes from the airport over and through the mountains via lakes, small villages and rice paddies are lush, colorful and surprising. By the time you arrive at the villa you will be in the Bali mood … unwinded and ready for a unique, inspiring holiday. Welcome to the Undiscovered Part of Bali.
Bali would not be what it is without its temples. The thousands of small and large Hindu temples (“Pura” in Balinese) or shrines are not only the center of daily ceremonies and offerings but have contributed significantly to the creation of Bali’s unique landscape. Every village in Bali has several temples, every home has at least a simple house-temple and small shrines often overlook crossroads, rice fields or magical spots like old trees to protect passers-by. Some of the temples are so important that they are deemed to belong to the whole island rather than particular communities. The following famous temples are located in the North of the island close to Villa Bossi:
- Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and most photographed places in Bali, this Hindu-Buddhist temple was constructed in the 17th century and is located in the highlands of Bedugul. It is built on small islands which makes it completely surrounded by the Bratan Lake. As one of de nine directional temples on the island, Pura Ulun Danu is dedicated to the goddess of the waters, Dewi Danu. Plenty of ceremonies are held throughout the year to ensure that there is supply of water for farmers all over Bali.
- Pura Beji is a subak temple dedicated to the goddess Dewi Sri, who looks afer irrigated rice fields. It was built in the 15th century and is known for its barong architecture and pink sand-stone carvings.
- Pura Pulaki is one of the seven famous sea temples in Bali. Located near Pemuteran, it was built in the 16th century and rebuilt in the 1980’s. The temple overlooks the ocean and is guarded by a band of frisky monkeys. A visit to Pura Pulaki can be combined with a trip to Menjangan island.