Lovina Bali Beach (or often simply Lovina) is a coastal area on the northwestern side of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The coastal strip stretches from 5 km west of the city of Singaraja to 15 km west. Singaraja is the seat of Buleleng Regency. The Lovina area contains the small villages (from east to west) of Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan, Banyualit, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. It is becoming more popular with tourists but remains far quieter than the tourist hotspots of the island’s south side.
The area takes its name from a home owned by Pandji Tisna (1908-1978), a Regent of Buleleng and pioneer of tourism to Bali in the early 1950s.
Popular activities for visitors include early-morning boat trips off the coast to see dolphins.
The Meaning of Lovina
One might think that “Love” and “Ina” should be read as short for “Love Indonesia”. This was not, however, the intention of Panji Tisna. The term “INA” stands for the Indonesian contingent or group of athletes for the Asian Games 1963. Lovina, however, was founded in 1953. According to Panji Tisna, “Lovina” has a philosophical meaning, it is a mixture of the two-syllable words “Love” and “Ina”. The word “Love” from English and “Ina”, which is a Balinese word meaning “Mother”. The meaning of “Lovina”, according to Anak Agung Panji Tisna, therefore is literally “Love Mom” or more symbolically; “Love Mother Earth”.
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