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North Bali More Accessible Than Ever With Announcement of New Airport

In a move designed to reinvigorate the tourist industry in north Bali, authorities in Indonesia have confirmed plans to construct a new public airport in the Kubu Tambahan district in Buleleng Regency situated 90 kilometres north of Denpasar. The announcement comes from the offices of Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika as well as Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik, and should be welcome news after months of uncertainty about the status of Bali’s new airport.

The construction of the second airport is also supported by the heads of all nine regencies in Bali, all of whom recognise the importance of meeting the needs of the increasing numbers of tourists. The main thrust behind constructing the new airport is to divert visitors from the over-saturated south of the island to the relatively empty north. The current Ngurah Rai International Airport located near Denpasar in South Bali is already operating at maximum capacity and will have a hard time accommodating the projected increase in passenger traffic in coming years.

Another desired effect of constructing an airport in the north is to open up Bali’s pristine northern coastlines to more tourists. This enables authorities in the south to better manage the runaway levels of construction and property development in Bali to more sustainable levels. North Bali is widely regarded as a quiet and peaceful alternative to the south and is already home to a number of tourist hot-spots like Lovina beach, the historic capital of Singaraja, and the twin lakes in Bedugul in Gianyar, as well as a large number of serene temples, spas and rustic villages.

Popular resort towns in North Bali such as Lovina are already home to a number of excellent hotels and tourist accommodations dotting the pristine black sand beach. Lovina Beach is also home to the area’s only five star luxury resort that offers apartment and villa sales to international buyers – an already great investment opportunity that is set to provide even better results with the announcement of the new airport.

There are already plenty of good reasons to visit north Bali and the announcement of the construction of a new airport in Kubu Tambahan, a mere 23 kilometres from Lovina Beach, will help open up the region to the world.

Tourism on the Rise in North Bali

A place of jaw dropping beauty that offers a whole host of exhilarating activities, Bali is the most well known island in the Indonesian archipelago and one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Bali offers tourists a heady mix of authentic traditional culture, breathtaking landscapes and pristine beaches with amazing sunsets. The people of Bali are very friendly and welcoming of the many visitors to their island every year.

Government figures show that tourist numbers in Bali have been steadily increasing every year since 2005 and are projected to grow in 2010 and beyond. While most of the tourist arrivals congregate in places like Kuta, Nusa Dua, Ubud or Denpasar in South Bali, many are looking to escape to other less congested parts of the island. A popular destination for anyone looking for a more serene and natural location in Bali is Lovina Beach in north Bali. A tiny resort town nestled on the coast, Lovina is home to many excellent hotels and tourist attractions like dolphin tours, diving spots, temples, waterfalls, hot springs and spas.

More tourists in Bali seek quiet and secluded spots like Lovina Beach with its laid-back atmosphere, unspoiled stretches of black sand beach and low priced guest accommodation. The government in Bali and Indonesia have taken note of the growing international interest in North Bali and Lovina Beach in particular, and have announced the construction of the island’s second international airport located in Kubu Tambahan, some 23 kilometres east of Lovina.

Unlike the highly commercialised south, Lovina in North Bali remains an oasis of calm and class in a cacophonous maelstrom of excess. The popularity of Lovina Beach as a place to get away from it all has lead to the creation of Lovina Beach Resort, the north’s only world class five-star beachfront luxury resort. Lovina Beach Resort offers visitors to Bali in love with the peace and quiet an excellent lifestyle investment opportunity at much lower prices than comparable properties in Bali’s overdeveloped south. Lovina Beach Resort allows anybody to own their very own slice of tropical paradise at affordable prices.