Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Brief History of Lovina, North Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Brief History of Lovina, North Bali

North Bali Tourism Community Tourism of Lovina Traces its Root to Bali Literary Figure Anak Agung Panji Tisna

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Anak Agung Panji Tisna, Binaria, Banyualit, Kubu Gembong, Hepi, Rukad Cebol, Temukus, Penimbangan, Lovina, Buleleng, Kalibukbuk, Lovina History, Anak Agung Ngurah Sentanu
Click Image to Enlarge


Bali-insiders have long known that the best beaches are in fact located on the Island’s northern shore at Lovina. Located about 9 kilometers to the west of Bali’s former capital of Singaraja, Lovina offers both a relaxing beach getaway and a chance to experience those charms less discernable in the Island’s south.

Sandy beaches that border non-polluted waters that are the home to large pods of dolphins, easily discoverable on a morning excursion arranged with a local fisherman. An entire range of accommodationay or near Lovina is available from simple losmen to private villas to well-run small hotels.

Lovina’s History

The history of Lovina is inseparable from the man who first coined its name. Balinese literary icon Anak Agung Panji Tisna made an extended sojourn to Asia and Europe in the 1950s that inspired him to create a modest 3-room beach resort on a piece of ocean-side land he owned near the estuary of the Tukad Cebol.

Well pleased with his creation, Panji Tisna declared his beach “Lovina” – his shorthand for “Love Indonesia.”

In 1958 Panji Tisna sold his small Lovina Inn to Anak Agung Ngurah Sentanu. While tourist visitors were few and far between, the small inn continued to prosper with visits by friends of Panji Tisna from Europe and America and local officials. The Lovina Beach location was also popular with Indonesian students who flocked to the area to partake in local temple festivals and Hindu holidays.

The economic fortunes of Lovina and nearby Singaraja, however, went into decline in the early 1960s when Singaraja lost its status as Bali’s capital, as that role moved to Denpasar.

Tourism Comes to Bali

Many date the advent of modern tourism in Bali with the opening of the mammoth Hotel Bali Beach in 1963. Taking the lead from that “sky scraping” structure, small hotels, inns and restaurants soon began to take root across the Island. In 1970, Bali’s new Ngurah Rai Airport began formal operations. Sensing opportunities afoot, the provincial government of Buleleng took early seminal steps to obtain its share or Bali’s tourist market.

After disappearing from popular usage for nearly a decade, the name of “Lovina” to designate the sub-districts of Buleleng and Banjar came back into vogues in the 1990s. Lovina today includes the beaches at Binaria, Banyualit, Kubu Gembong, Hepi, Rukad Cebol, Temukus and Penimbangan. Known as “Lovina” this area is administered locally as the Kalibukbuk Tourism Area.

The simple dream of Panji Tisna in the 1950s to create an attractive international tourism beach destination in North Bali lives on today as Lovina continues to welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
3 Mn to Visit Tanah Lot by Yearís End
Tanah Lot Hits Record Number of Visitors Despite Declining Domestic Visitor Totals
Clean and Green Bali
Ministry Of Energy and Asian Development Bank Sign MOU to Establish Clean Energy Center in Bali
An Obligation to Our Children Avoided
Underreporting of Hotel & Restaurant Taxes Estimated to Cost Badung Regency US$229 million Per Year
A Law that Few Obey
Lines of Oppostion Being Formed Over Plans to Change Baliís Master Plan and Zoning Law
A Gram Will get You in a Jam
Chinese Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Bringing 0.88 Gram of Methamphetamines through Baliís Airport
Becoming More, Appealing
Former Regent of Klungkung Gets Prison Sentence for Corruption Increased from 12 to 15 Years on Appeal
From Our Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom
Garuda Eying Direct Flights to Bali from Shanghai and Guangzhou
Baliís Space Race
Baliís Provincial Government Committed to Creating More Parks and Public Spaces
Being Understood by Chinese Visitors
Bali Guides Receive Mandarin Language Training
Visa-Free Countries to Indonesia Just Doubled
Nationals of 90 Countries Now Eligible to Visit Indonesia without a Visa
Cruise Control
Indonesian President Issues Decree to Ease Private Yacht Visits to Indonesia
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat
Immigration at Bali Airport Refuses 492 Foreigners Entry to Bali January-September 2015
All [News]!