Located absolutely beachfront in the village of Kalibukbuk, Lovina, on Bali’s north coast, Villa Rawarawa is a beautiful, contemporary-styled, four-bedroom holiday home. It is characterised by a thatched roof, high ceilings, white walls and polished concrete floors, and filled with antiques, artwork and curios that cleverly capture the ambience of a bygone era.
The fully-staffed villa comprises a main two-storey building housing three bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen; as well as a standalone, open-sided living and dining pavilion, and a standalone guesthouse within an enchanting garden complete with jungle pool and Jacuzzi. It is ideal for families and groups of friends.
Villa Rawarawa Lovina


There are four bedrooms at Villa Rawarawa, the master suite and adjoining rooftop deck covers the whole of the upper floor, while the three guestrooms are situated on ground level, two in the main building and one in a standalone pavilion hidden in the garden. Each bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, and equipped with air-conditioning, a ceiling fan and reading lamps; each has an ensuite marble bathroom with an overhead shower.
The splendid master suite is a huge room fit for a king, with a four poster king-size bed, kilim rugs and antique cabinets from Southeast Asia. The ensuite master bathroom, which incorporates a dressing area with fitted wardrobes, is also very spacious and fitted with twin washbowls, a monsoon shower, and a magnificent bathtub that is big enough for two.
A standalone, open-sided living and dining pavilion is located poolside, cooled by ceiling fans and serenaded by the gentle sound of the nearby water features. Under its soaring ‘alang alang’ thatched roof, the pavilion is furnished with a long wooden dining table for ten, and has a sitting area furnished with two sofas. An antique statue, Southeast Asian artefacts, a Chinese screen, and kilim rugs complete this picture of open-air living at its best. A retro-style kitchen, well-equipped with all the modern appliances, is conveniently positioned close to the dining area on the ground floor of the main building.
Inside the main building, on the ground floor, is a large and elegant living room, cooled by ceiling fans and showcasing some exquisite antiques, artwork and furnishings. Here, two wicker sofas are oriented around a satellite-channel TV and DVD player. Floor to ceiling glass doors slide open to the beachside garden.
Accessed by a staircase and carved wooden doors from the Eastern Isles, the rooftop deck sits adjacent to the master suite and is bordered on one side by tall trees. From here, guests can enjoy beautiful views of the garden, the beach and the sea to the front, and the forested hills and mountains behind. Adorned with potted plants, the main part of the deck is sheltered by the villa’s thatched roof, while one side is open to the sunshine and the sky.
Villa Rawarawa is surrounded by a gorgeous walled garden presenting three distinct areas. The main area is enchanting, featuring a lily pond and a jungle-styled, hide-and seek garden that wraps around the pool, and is filled with coconut palms, trees and colourful flowering shrubs. To one side is a private meditation garden beside the villa’s Hindu temple-shrine. The T-shaped pool incorporates a section for swimming laps, a section for gentle swimming and playing, and a Jacuzzi.
It is fed by a waterfall, so that guests will be soothed by the peaceful sound of running water while they relax on the timber deck, which is furnished with sunbeds. The front lawn has a simple wooden bar running along the top of the boundary wall, where guests can sit on high stools and enjoy a drink while watching the sunset over the sea.


The peaceful atmosphere, calm seas and palm-fringed dark-sand beaches of north Bali have been attracting young adventurous travellers since the 1970s. Nowadays, not so many visitors come this far north, but if you are bold enough to venture away from the island’s busy tourist areas and congested roads, you will discover another world.
Kalibukbuk is the liveliest of a long string of coastal villages collectively known as Lovina, and Villa Rawarawa is excellent base for exploring Bali’s north coast. Resting in the shadow of Bali’s central volcanic mountain range, which isolates it from the south, the climate is dryer and less humid here. Lovina Bay presents a pretty, black volcanic sand beach fringed by coconut palms against a backdrop of forested hills and distant mountains; the sea is calm and free of strong currents and waves, making it great for swimming, while the reef offers some good snorkelling. Here, you will see the fishermen bring their boats right up to the shore to unload their catch, selling to vendors and restaurants. Lovina is famous for the spotted, spinner, and bottlenose dolphins that gather and play in large schools in the bay. Within five minutes’ walk from the villa is a dolphin statue beside the beach, dedicated to the beautiful creatures that have been drawing visitors here for many years. A memorable activity is to go on an early morning dolphin-watching excursion in a traditional, outrigger ‘jukung’ fishing boat.
The district is famous for its artistic heritage and dance tradition. The style of the gold and silver work, together with the weaving, pottery and instrument-making is very distinctive and unique. For hundreds of years this was the part of Bali that was most open to foreign influence, as Chinese and Muslim traders brought their products, religion and culture through the port of Singaraja. The incredible variety of the countryside makes this historical area diverse, interesting and delightful. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the villa, and there is plenty to see and do along the north coast, where you will see vineyards heavy with bunches of grapes and dramatic windswept coastal temples. In addition to snorkelling and dolphin-watching, you can go scuba diving and horse-riding, or you might like to be part of a turtle conservation programme and release a baby turtle into the sea. Additionally, you can visit a Theravada Buddhist temple, or soak in the healing sulphuric waters of Air Panas Banjar, a natural hot spring where the water gushes out from the mouths of carved serpents into three pools. If you want to go a bit further afield, you can arrange to go trekking through the massive and spectacular West Bali National Park.


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