Quiet-as-a-mouse Lobos Island is just a short boat ride away from Lanzarote but seems a world apart. You'll sail in a glass-bottom catamaran to this protected and uninhabited islet to the south and have free time to explore it at your own pace and chill on one of its beaches or coves.
You can take up a spot on the beach by the small, sheltered lagoon. The water is immaculate here, plus it's nice and shallow. If you're looking for a bit of adventure, put your walking shoes on for a hike up to La Caldera, the dormant volcano that dominates the horizon to the west. The views from the top are all the reward you need – you've got the Atlantic and Fuerteventura in sight.
Lunch is on board the boat – there's a nice shaded area. Afterwards, you can snorkel and kayak in the quiet waters. Keep an eye out for wildlife, too. Storm petrels and blue herons nest in the surrounding cliffs and rocks, while barracuda can be spotted in the water below.