Need information on the best times etc to visit Bali and what to do there ?

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Would like to go to Bali and wondered what things would be interesting to do for I love an island like country and is English spoken much there / Jim Bates

Bali is not that big an island, and it has three distinct areas:
The south -- Denpasar and Kuta --known for its beaches.This area has the larger hotels and is more crowded with visitors from Australia and New Zealand as it is a short hop for them.
Ubud (center): the artistic soul of Bali and filled with craft villages, including silver workshops, music and dance performances, cooking programs, beautiful walks thru the rice paddies.
North - the Lovina Area for whale and dolphin watching. fishing and beaches.
If it is your first time there, you may want to buy a package that includes exploring the island, while staying at three or four properties. All hotels will offer day trips around the island, as many offer cooking courses and spa programs too.
English is widely spoken.

Best time to visit Bali depends mainly on the weather and on high and low season, which does affect the overall price for accommodation. High season is during the months of July and August, during Easter Holidays, and Christmas / New Year (December till 1st week of January). This is the time Bali is the busiest.

However, for many reasons, best time to come to Bali is April, May, June and September, just before and just after high season. It's still dry season, it's slightly less humid, and room prices and villa rentals can be 30-50% cheaper than during high season. Many shops offer sales and promotions, restaurants are less crowded in those mid-season months, and in general Bali is a bit more relaxed. October is not too bad either, still much less rain than November