While we're stuck indoors working out how we can possibly squeeze into our pretty party dress after indulging in far too much delicious food over Christmas, many lucky celebrities are sunning themselves on a picture-perfect beach in stunning far-flung locations with their loved ones. Jealous, us? Yes, we are. With the weather chilly in much of Europe, one has to travel further to find a warm beach holiday in December – think the Caribbean, Australia, the Maldives and an African safari. Want to know who has gone where to ring in the New Year? Read on!
Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews
Can we have Vogue's life please? The beautiful model and her former Made in Chelsea star husband Spencer are currently relaxing with their son Theodore in the idyllic Caribbean island of St Barts. Vogue posted on her Instagram: "Christmas Day was very different to our usual. It’s so nice that we get to come out to St Barths every second year. I hope everyone had a really lovely day, I must admit I’m missing my Stephens day sambo."
The couple were in good company on St Barts – the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews (brother of Spencer) joined them with Pippa's parents Carole and Michael. Imagine the dinner chat!
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Rochelle and Marvin Humes
Ever since Rochelle posted a picture of a white sandy beach and crystal blue water with the caption: "Honey I’m home..." we've been glued to her social media to see updates of her holiday. The star is currently enjoying a break with her husband Marvin and their two daughters Alaia-Mai and Valentina in the Maldives, and it certainly looks dreamy. Plus, we can't get over her incredible figure in this white swimsuit - we can't say our stomachs are nearly this toned after Christmas!
Sam Faiers and Paul Knightley
The Mummy Diaries star is making us green with envy with her sun-soaked holiday snaps with her partner Paul and their two children Paul and Rosie. As well as enjoying beach days over the Christmas period, the family have been celebrating little Paul's fourth birthday. Sam posted a sweet tribute to her son on Instagram, writing: "This time 4 years ago I was full swing in labour. Didn’t know what to expect...Very soon after I quickly realised being a mummy is the most rewarding and fulfilling thing that ever happened to me." So sweet! We guess we she deserves a holiday, but we're not any less jealous.
Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg
Strictly dancer Dianne and her YouTube star boyfriend Joe are living it up in Dianne's home country of Australia this festive period. The couple have shared several photos of their amazing holiday with their Instagram fans, revealing their dreamy beach days and travels around Western Australia. Dianne shared a snap of the pair sharing an ice cream, writing: "What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours even choc mint ice cream! That’s true love."
Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts
Handsome Strictly dancer Giovanni is taking a well-earned break following the end of the ballroom dancing show. The star has jetted off to a mysterious sunny location with his Pussycat Dolls girlfriend Ashley Roberts, with the couple both sharing snaps of themselves chilling out in a swimming pool. Ashley wrote: "It’s 33 degrees and I’m sippin on them coconuts."
Myleene Klass and Simon Motson
Myleene and Simon welcomed their first baby together in August, an adorable little boy called Apollo, and celebrated Christmas in the most incredible way – in the dream destination of the Maldives. Also joined by Myleene's daughters Ava, 12, and Hero, eight, from her marriage to Graham Quinn, the family look to be having an incredible time together.
As well as a sweet picture showing the whole family in Christmas hats on the beach, Myleene delighted her Instagram fans by showing Apollo's important milestone. She posted a photo of herself in the water and wrote: "Apollo’s first dip."
Janette Manrara and Aljaz Škorjanec
Not a sunny beach break, but a romantic getaway nonetheless! Strictly dancer couple Janette and Aljaz have jetted off to Slovenia for a cosy winter retreat at luxury glaming Chocolate Village in Maribor. The resort is only three miles from the nearest ski lift, meaning the pair can enjoy a day's skiing should they fancy. Fitness shouldn't be a problem for these two after a season of Strictly!
Rio and Kate Ferdinand
Newlyweds Rio and Kate have also flown out to the white sands of the Maldives for Christmas and posted a super fun photo on Kate's Instagram page. Posing together on the beach, she wrote: "2018 ➡ 2019 no handstands this year as we have a broken arm. Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you have all had a fabulous day." Oh dear, Rio's oldest son has a plaster cast on his arm – get well soon!
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Glamorous Catherine is enjoying a safari with her husband, actor Michael Douglas and their children Dylan and Carys in Botswana, Africa. The Entrapment star has shared several beautiful photos and clips of their time in game reserves, spotting elephants, rhino and hippos. In one clip, we see Catherine dressed in her hat and sunnies as she follows Michael over a skywalk bridge. One follower reminisced: "Romancing the stone…" We may have to watch this again now!