Activities along Bali’s North Coast
- Swimming with dolphins at Melka Hotel
- Tulamben WWII shipwreck diving
- Snorkeling & diving at Amed
- Trekking North Bali’s landscape
- Ocean dolphin watching tour
- Sulfur Hot Spring / Banjar
- Water Fun Park Lovina
- West Bali National Park & Menjangan Island
- Volcano trekking & climbing
Swimming with dolphins at Melka Hotel, Lovina
At Melka Hotel, Lovina you can swim daily with real dolphins and also watch the once a day scheduled dolphin show! Reservation – especially at high season – is recommended.
World War II Ship Wreck Diving
The Tulamben Wreck is situated directly near the beach on Bali’s northeast coast. The 120m long wreck rests in a 90 degree angle with the deck facing the sea side and used to be an American supply ship named „USA Liberty”. Anchored off the coast of Lombok, the ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo during World War II. Miraculously nobody got hurt, but the damage turned the ship into a non-functioning and useless hull. The American Navy’s plan to tow the ship to Singaraja harbor (north Bali) failed as the harbor was completely occupied, so the ship was intentionally stranded on the rocky beach of Tulamben, where it was unloaded. In 1963 the volcano Agung erupted and the magma flow pressed the ship back into the sea where it presently rests at a depth of 3 to 29 meters. Since then, coral covered the wreckage completely and turned it into a home for many species of fish. From time to time, a Napoleon fish or huge barracuda drops by. You may dive or snorkel this wreck comfortably, accessing it directly from the beach.
Snorkel-Trips to Amed/East Bali
The Amed area (East Bali) is very famous around divers & snorkelers and there are lots of sea front restaurants and hotels offering snorkeling gear for a small fee and dive centers offer dive and fishing trips.
Explore North Bali’s landscape
Trekking North Bali’s landscape and villages is a special adventure for those who like to wander and enjoy a day out at the nature of Bali and meet some real traditional natives.
Sunrise Dolphin Watching Boat Cruise – Take a traditional jukung out to join the dolphins for a spectacular sunrise off the north coast. Spotted dolphins, spinner dolphins and bottle nosed dolphins are among the species in the area. It’s a 6am start right from the beach at Lovina. Return time is around 8am, so it leaves the rest of the day for other or more activities.
Hot Springs at Banjar Village
The hot springs at the village Banjar close to Lovina are a must do activity. Surrounded by lush tropical forest this public swimming bath with a on site restaurant attracts also many locals and it is recommended to schedule your visit on week days. The warm and healthy sulfurous waters of the basins are said to be healthy for various aches.
North Bali’s Water Park…
…is located sea front directly aside the main road from Lovina to Serririt and offers always a time of fun and joy – especially for the kids.
North Bali’s National Park and Menjangan Island
North Bali’s National Park and Menjangan Island are worth a visit especially for the ones who like to dive and snorkel the “Menjangan Wall” (see image below). Menjangan Island is a world class dive and snorkel spot – you won’t be disappointed!
Mt. Batur Volcano Trek – Trek up the volcano with an experienced guide to watch the sun rise over the stunning Balinese landscape. 2:00am start.
Mt. Agung Volcano Climbing Expedition – (12 hours) For the more intrepid, climb Bali’s highest and most sacred volcano with an experienced guide to watch the sun rise over the spectacular panorama. 1:30am start.