A local, Buleleng Regency official with a vision for future tourism development, newly named Lovina in the 1950s. The area consisted of seven traditional villages, which all to some extent merge into one along a ten-kilometer stretch of the main road which sweeps the north coast just to the west of Singaraja. Kalibukuk is the main center of this area and is regularly known as "Lovina town centre".
The entire stretch of coast is lined by narrow black sand beaches, which are accessed thru small lanes that run around to the east-west coast road. The beaches are quite safe for swimming as they are fairly calm.
This area is a quiet part of the Island however during the high seasons it can get a little crowed. Some of the activities in the area are Dolphin watching, snorkeling as well as diving.
Diving, snorkelling and dolphin watching are the main activities, but perhaps above all else, this is an area in which to relax and take in a very slow, traditional pace of life. It can get a little crowded in July and August, but outside that peak season, this is a quiet part of the island.