Selonding Batu has North Bali’s largest infinity pool which overlooks the nearby valley and mountains across to the ocean. Swimming laps anyone?
Each veranda has beautiful views to enjoy while sitting and having morning coffee or tea or just relaxing at any time of the day. As you stroll around the property, you will find many fruit trees scattered in among the beautiful gardens. This fruit ensures that our guests enjoy the freshest fruit possible while in season.
Villas Selonding Batu are still a work in progress. While phase one offers a wonderful peaceful environment, great service, a spa, in-room food service from our great kitchen or local restaurants, and as mentioned, our amazing infinity pool, there will be more to come in the very near future. There will be a large hot tub in the spa, a restaurant and four single bedroom villas with a location and views that will take your breath away. You are welcome to walk the 99 steps down to the present construction location to see what is to come. You may just have to come back to stay in one of these amazing villas down below.
If lazing by the pool all day is not your thing, you can always get involved in some of Lovina’s holiday activities. From day trips to diving there is bound to be something that will spark your interest.
One of the most popular Lovina activities is dolphin watching. The Bottle Nose dolphins commonly show themselves in the early morning. There is a certain mystery to waking up before sunrise, walking to the beach, and finding your local boatman ready to embark on your adventure. Sitting in a traditional fishing boat and waiting for the spectacular sunrise is only the beginning of the adventure. Soon after sunrise dolphins appear in pods of 10 to literally 100’s. Some mornings, they even put on a full dolphin show with backflips, massive jumps and sometimes even tail-walking.
Menjangan Island has some of the best preserved coral reefs in Bali. There is also the legendary Tulamben shipwreck, a World War I cargo vessel. Both places are renowned for divers and snorkelers alike. These are just two of the places for diving and snorkeling.
ALING ALING waterfall is adventure heaven. There are a lot of waterfalls in Bali, but the ALING ALING Waterfall Tour involves some serious cliff jumping and natural slides. It is one of the few places in Bali where you can actually take some jumps into deep water.
North Bali and especially Munduk Village, are famous for beautiful scenery and a variety of fascinating walks and treks. Munduk is surrounded by tropical rainforest, rice terraces and farms producing traditional commodities. Visitors are welcome to explore this delightful microcosm of traditional Bali. The Munduk area with its unique nature and very agreeable temperatures (20-25 C) is extremely suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities.
One of Bali’s many nicknames is ‘ The Island of the Thousand Temples’. The name is a colossal understatement since everywhere you look you find temples. Some of the most well known temples in northern Bali are: Ulun Danu Temple, Beji Temple and Maduwe Karang Temple. You are welcome to join any temple ceremony but many require you to wear a sarong so it is good to pick one up and have it with you while touring. It makes a great beach blanket too.
From the villas we will take you to a traditional market to see the activities there.Bargaining is a common thing to do in a traditional market. You might want to give it a try. The market is open from 6-10 a.m. Once back at Selonding Batu, and before the cooking starts, you will be introduced to our organic garden. You will then learn to cook Balinese traditional dishes.
As the island of a thousand temples, the offering “Canang Sari” is often made by the Balinese. Here you will learn how to make a simple offering, and also learn the meaning of the elements used for it. Later you will be invited to “Penataran Selonding Batu” temple; a temple located in the villa. Your offering will be presented there.