Lovina is located at Bali's northern tip, and the sunsets over the Java Sea are among the most spectacular in Indonesia. There are dozens of small losmen and hotels in this region, and the atmosphere is generally more relaxed than in the developed beach areas to the south of the island. One of Lovina's major attractions are the dolphins that amass in large schools just beyond the coral reefs in the early mornings. A fisherman can take you there for a nominal fee and you may be treated to the sight of dolphins vaulting fully out of the water, followed by their school-mates, in a remarkable aerial display.
Also to be found in these waters are traditional Bugis schooners, which still provide a means of transport for both passengers and cargo between the archipelago's islands. The beaches are dark volcanic sand which is a remnant of Bali's geologically violent past. There are a number of PADI courses available if you are interested in learning to scuba dive.