In the western part of Singaraja, long stretch of black sand beach encompasses Anturan, Tukad Mungga, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus villages collectively called Lovina.
What is now known as Lovina beach is actually consists of 6 villages along the beach of west Singaraja City. Each village has the farming area adjacent to each other up to the beach. Lovina has black sand beach calm sea and shallow plain sea bed. In the past the area was a cooling machine stop for those traffic from Gilimanuk port to Singaraja or further east. Before 1945 Singaraja was the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara including Bali, but later, after Nusa Tenggara divided into 3 provinces which brought Bali an independence province the capital city of Bali moved to South Bali, to Denpasar city. The character as the remains of past glory of Singaraja is still kept such as the name of Educational City.
At the beginning Lovina beach is popular place for Balinese nation wide known litterair and novelist Mr. I Gusti Pandji Tisna. As a tourist resort Lovina develops much later than south Bali. Three basic activities hat have always triggered the development of Lovina to be a " station balneare " those are Menjangan diving site, Bali round trip program overnight, and a need to more rural resorts. Even the development of Lovina has given more inspiration to the areas further west such as Pemuteran and Labuhan Lalang, a place of 40 minutes drive from Lovina and closer to Menjangan island.
To give the tourists more attraction local people created some activities such as snorkeling, dolphin watching, outrigger paddling, and nature trekking. Recently the Association of Small Hotel and Restaurant in Singaraja put a regular traditional art festival which was planned to be in show annually.
Lovina is for those who like still waters (no surf) and are not fussy about the colour of the beach. Visitors may even encounter some local dolphins. Many cheap losmens are available right on the beach.
Lining up of busy losmen and hotels with the depleted shady sea makes Lovina one of the most stirring beaches in Bali.
Tranquility, incredible under water world and dolphins are the magnetism of Lovina. From Lovina, visiting Pulau Menjangan, which is a part of West Bali National Park will be interesting for diving lover