It seems that everyone apart from us is on holiday at the moment *sigh*, but as we squelched home through the mud at the Wireless festival and put our feet out to dry, these bikini pictures of soap stars frolicking in the sun did warm our hearts a little.
Chelsee Healey, who is fast sinking into our fashion blacklist, did a Danni Park-Dempsey and milked the paparazzi attention on the beach in Ibiza with friends on Monday.
The 23-year-old Waterloo Road actress teamed fringing and leopard print together in one eyebrow-raisingly-low swimsuit, and managed to pose seductively for the camera despite having a quickly melting face of make-up on.
Preeya Kalidas on the other hand, played cautious Clara for the day as she alternated sunbathing and swimming in Miami on Sunday.
The 31-year-old Eastenders actress and popstar made sure her luscious locks weren’t damaged by the chlorine in the pool, by tying her hair up with a contrasting blue scarf.
Even though she was playing it safe, Preeya made sure she didn’t blend in with a bright yellow halter-neck bikini which showed off her curves.
So who do you think looked hotter in the sun? Cheeky Chelsea or Calm Kalidas?