4* The Lovina Bali – Lovina

Superbly located on a long black-sand beach the four-star Lovina is surrounded by rice paddies and offers wonderful sunset views across the Java Sea. There’s a lovely beach-side pool, with a beach bar and restaurant, as well as the resort’s main restaurant (with wood-fired pizza oven) closer to reception. There’s an excellent and extensive spa, and push bikes, snorkelling gear and kayaks are complimentary, as well as a shuttle service to the nearest town. The 100 air-conditioned rooms and suites are in low-rise bungalows and are furnished in a bright, contemporary style, with shower, hairdryer, safe, minibar, TV with DVD player (complimentary films available to borrow), tea/coffee-maker and free Wi-Fi.

Rating: Four Stars