Boasting many natural and cultural splendours, the north coast of Bali lends itself perfectly for walks and a variety of sporting activities.
Dolphin watching and fishing
Lovina is renowned for its many dolphins. Local fishermen run daily dolphin watching trips for visitors. To make a reservation, simply speak to one of the fishermen the day before. The tour will last approximately two hours. Upon request, it is even possible to be collected from the villa and returned afterwards.
At Hotel Melka, just outside Lovina, they have a pool where you can swim with dolphins.
It is even possible to arrange a fishing trip with the fishermen in the late afternoon. Cast your line at sea! Our cook will be delighted to prepare your freshly caught fish in the evening.
Putu Mayong organises walking tours in the area surrounding Dencarik. Putu speaks fluent English and can tell you all about the flora and fauna of Bali. Walks range in length from 2 hours to 4 hours. After the walk, Putu invites his guests to partake of a home-made lunch. His telephone number is provided in Villa Senang.
Munduk is nestled in the mountains to the south of Lovina, amidst the rice paddies. This is the perfect base from which to explore Buyan Lake and Tamblinha Lake on foot. Not far from Munduk is the magical temple of Pura Ulun Danu in Beratan Lake. The stunning botanical gardens of Bali are also within the vicinity of the lake.
The hills behind Seririt lend themselves perfectly for walks through the rice fields. Walks are organised from a hotel in the small town of Belingbing. Belingbing is approximately a 75-minute drive from the villa.
Mountain bike tours
Tom and Putu of Bali Outback offer great mountain bike tours. They’re specialised in nature biking tours and combine this with explanations about local habits and natural beauty. The tours are customised to your wishes.
Snorkelling and diving
Snorkel and dive in crystal-clear, tranquil water. The calm sea and the shallow laguna are a veritable diving paradise. To visit the most stunning snorkelling locations, to the east of Lovina, all you need to do is make an appointment with a fisherman .
Lovina has various PADI diving schools. Bali Spice Dive has a Dutch owner.
Approximately one hour west of Villa Senang is the beautiful diving resort of Pemuteran. From the beach, you can walk straight into the sea to dive or snorkel. Pemuteran also has a variety of little restaurants. The local diving school is run by an Australian. He also runs a small nature reserve for sea turtles, which are returned to the wild.
Even further westward is the little island of Menjangan, a nature reserve and diving and snorkeling haven. Tulmaben is a three-hour drive east of Villa Senang. Here, diving enthusiasts can dive in the famous American shipwreck USAT Liberty. Amed is home to an excellent diving school.
As the journey to Amed takes around 2.5 hours, we recommend that you combine your diving excursion with a stay at the water palace Tirtagangga.
Golf fanatics are also catered for, courtesy of “Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club”. This stunning 18-hole golf course is a mere one-hour drive from Villa Senang. This is one of the top five golf courses in Asia and lies immediately adjacent to a 1,100-metre mountain.