The Area Around Puri Segara!
Puri Segara is situated about 15 minutes drive west of Lovina, the tourist center of the north. Beautiful beaches, sawas (flooded rice-fields), plantations, mountains, temples and
some nice villages and towns are close by.
More and more people are discovering this still pristine, unspoiled and
authentic area of North Bali. The surroundings provide ample scope for
exploring, discovery and activities. For a
map click here.
If you’d like to make a day trip or want to go on a sightseeing
tour we recommend using one of the drivers recommended by our
Help Desk. They can show you
the most unique places and have a lot to tell about the Balinese
and their lifestyle.
Lovina, a section of coastline several kilometers west of
Singaraja, has been developed. Lovina is
up of the villages of Kaliasem, Kalibukbuk, Banyualit,
Anturan, Tukad Munga and Pemaron. The center is Kalibukbuk with restaurants, cafes, small shops, a
market, a supermarket and even a bakery. In the center of Lovina
you can find an ATM (bank). The town offers a wide choice of
good restaurants serving delicious national and international
cuisine. For a small amount you can enjoy a delicious lunch in
the Chonos Hotel, or have your evening dinner in the French
Bistro, Tropis. The prices are 50 to 70% lower than in Europe!
Would you prefer something more exclusive? Then please contact Matahari Beach Resort or Damai Beach and Resort. Both offer a
Spa and haute cuisine.
Lovina has a number of Western-oriented physicians with a very
Lovina is most famous for its dolphins which can be admired
every morning out in the open sea before sunrise. From Lovina
many fishermen depart daily with tourists in search of dolphins.
The large shrimp population along the coast attracts many
dolphins to this area and the chance of actually seeing dolphins
is 80%. The boat can be surrounded by dozens of dolphins jumping
and playing. It is usually sufficient to approach a fisherman
one day in advance to make a booking. The trip typically lasts
for a little over two hours.
A five minute drive from the villa takes you to Seririt, where
you can buy your groceries at the local morning market. In
Seririt you will also find a supermarket, drug store, Clinic,
doctors and the local police station. Seririt still is a
very traditional, unspoiled place so you will hardly encounter
Singaraja was once the capital of Bali and is still the largest
city in North Bali. Still, you can explore different districts
where Dutch settlers used to live and work. In Singaraja at the
large supermarket Hardy's you will find all you need for your
major shopping although Hardy's in Seririt will satisfy most of
your daily shopping needs. The city is about 25 minutes drive from
Puri Segara and is still the centre for the north's
festivals and ceremonies.
Singaraja is home to the Gedong Kirtya library. Here you
will find the famous Lontar Manuscripts and lots of Balinese
literature and books on the colonial period. In the port of
Singaraja you can still find old warehouses from the days of
Dutch colonization. There is also an authentic Chinese temple, a number of department stores,
hospitals, pharmacies, banks and a large market.
In the hills of Banjar, about 15 minutes away,
is a Buddhist monastery, Brahma Vihara Arama. This is
the only Buddhist monastery in Bali. The monastery is spread
over several layers and has special walls and rooms for prayer.
also known as the small Borobodur. The monastery is
inhabited by some Balinese Buddhist monks. From the hill on
which the monastery is located, you have a beautiful view of the
area and the sea. A visit to the monastery is easy to combine
with the hot springs of Air Panas.
Hot water springs
Near the monastery, you will find the famous hot springs of Air
Panas. These "hot springs" are located in the hills of the
village of Banjar and are surrounded by beautiful scenery. The
38°C hot sulphurous source ends at eight carved dragonheads.
The sulphurous water has a healing effect on skin diseases.
Approximately 20 minutes south of Singaraja is Bali's most
spectacular waterfall - the Git Git waterfall. A path of
about 1 km with a variety of souvenir shops
leads you past a
coffee and a vanilla plantation to the 60-metre-high waterfall.
Once you have arrived at the waterfall, you can enjoy the
sights, sounds and wind
of the water splashing downwards.
We have not made a selection of the most
attractive places for sightseeing in Bali, like the temples of Pura Ulun
Danau Bratan and Pura Besakih (the mother temple) and the Bali Barat
National Park in Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali. We also have not
provided a complete overview of all activities in the vicinity of the
golfing and hiking.
We have, however, shown you some of the attractions very close to