Don't be put off by this Canary Island's '80s nickname of "Lanza-grotty" — there's much more to this Spanish island than Brits abroad seeking cheap Winter sun.
There are lots of luxury properties around the coast, cultural gems in the capital Arrecife, and otherworldly volcanic terrains in this Unesco biosphere reserve. Lanzarote has 300 volcanic cones and breathtaking scenery in Timanfaya National Park, plus beaches for surfing and resorts for cocktails.
Average highest temperatures are 20 degrees with an average of seven hours of sunshine per day. It takes just over four hours to fly from the UK to Lanzarote (with plenty of low-cost flight options), and there's no time difference.