The surroundings of the estate are very inviting for a nice stroll.
In our street, Jalan Mawar, there are also other houses form expats. Directly behind the estate there are vineyards and rice fields and a few km’s further inland the foot of the mountains of mid Bali commences.
From the garden at the sea side the right hand view is on a bay with some fisher boats and the left hand view is on the hills in the west most point of Bali and, with clear weather conditions, one can see the east most tip of the island of Java.
Just west of Lokapaksa there is a hotel where all kinds of wellness treatments are given.
At about 2 kilometers to the east the regional market town Seririt is located with shops, a supermarket and ATM's of the BNI and BCA baks that accept international bank cards.
Ten kilometers further eastwards in Lovina there is a wide choice of bars, shops and restaurants, ranging from a simple Balinese eatery to ans exclusive western ebach club.
Lovina is not the name of a place, but an area in North Bali along the main road on the north coast which includes the villages of Temukus, Kaliasem, Kalibukbuk, Banyualit, Anturan, Tukad Mungga and Pemaron. The Lovina area is indicated by two dolphins gates. In Kalibukbuk, central Lovina, you will find most of the restaurants and shops.
The great thing of north Bali is that 100m meters away from the main road you are in the middle of the real Balinese life,
in contrast to south Bali, where the noisy mass tourism dominates the Balinese atmosphere.
A fifteen minute car ride from Lovina to the east is the former capital of Bali, Singaraja, with all necessary amenities such as banks, doctor, dentist, a Carrefour supermarket and a hospital.
In Banjar its volcanic thermal springs and a Buddhist temple.
Temukus has a cocoa museum with restaurant and a Krishna mega market for Balinese clothes and other things.
All sights of Bali can be visited from Lokapaksa in principle within one day because the biggest drive from north to south is about 3-4 hours.