North Coast Attractions
Nearer to the coast than you think!
While the beaches of south Bali are justly famous, the northern coast of Bali is still a relatively well-kept secret. From Alta Vista Mountain Villa it is only a short distance to the coast either north-east to Bali’s second city Singaraja, or north-west down the mountain ridge to Seririt, in close proximity to the famous Lovina Beach. There are several routes going down the mountain to the coast and some of them avoid busy traffic to go through beautiful village scenery with commanding views of the lowlands and coast. A drive down to the north coast is an exciting exploration activity on its own. Further west are the sea sports centres of Pemuteran and the marine national park and scuba diving centre of Menjangan. The beaches of North Bali are made of luscious black sand and are wonderfully uncrowded and relaxed compared to the beaches in the south. Here there are opportunities for dolphin watching, fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving in the calm and safe waters of the Java Sea. The famous scuba diving venues to the east of Bali, Tulamben (Liberty Wreck) and Amed, are also easily accessible via northern coastal routes accessible from Alta Vista Mountain Villa.