The Only Way Is Dubai: Sam Faiers flaunts killer curves in a skimpy black bikini as she enjoys a spot of winter sun with Joey Essex
16:27 GMT, 23 November 2012
They've enjoyed their fair share of ups and downs throughout the course of their 18-month on-off relationship.
But it would seem The Only Way Is Essex's Sam Faiers and Joey Essex are more smitten than ever if their recent trip to Dubai is anything to go by.
Kissing and cuddling for all to see, the evidently loved-up couple put on an amorous display as they frolicked in the sea at Grosvenor House Hotel.
Smitten: Joey Essex and Sam Faiers put on an amorous display as they hit the beach at Dubai's Grosvenor House Hotel
Sam looked absolutely incredible as she flaunted her hourglass curves in a skimpy black bikini.
Showing off her killer tan, the 21-year-old reality star showed off her toned stomach in a pair of barely-there string bottoms and made the most of her assets with a halterneck push-up top.
With her blonde hair extensions flowing around her shoulders and a broad smile on her face, the former glamour model looked happy and relaxed as she enjoyed a spot of winter sun.
Sam also seemed to be going for the natural look for her day at the beach, casting aside her usual over-the-top false eyelashes in favour of a make-up free look.
Bikini body: Sam showed off her killer curves in a skimpy black two-piece as she and Joey enjoyed a spot of winter sun
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Stunning: Sam flaunted her killer tan and incredible bikini body in a tiny black bikini
Joey opted for a pair of typically short and tight black swimming shorts as he strolled along the beach with his lady.
And the 23-year-old Essex boy was evidently regaling the boutique owner with some humourous tales, as Sam seemed to be in hysterics as the pair walked along the white sand hand-in-hand.
After playing around on the beach for a little while, the duo took to the sea, where they couldn't seem to keep their hands off each other.
Playtime: The TOWIE couple seemed to be joking around as they enjoyed their day out at the beach
Stronger than ever: The loved-up pair have made no secret of their desire to get married
Kissing passionately with their arms wrapped around each other, Joey made sure to give his girlfriend a cheeky little pat on the bottom.
And the pair seemed to have a whale of a time on their winter sun break.
Writing on her Twitter page earlier this week, Sam said: 'Having such a lovely time 🙂 feel so relaxed #wintersun #dubai love to u all back home.'
Romantic: Both Sam and Joey took to their Twitter pages to tell their fans what a great time they had in Dubai
Sun-soaked: Sam and Joey were enjoying a winter break ahead of returning to The Only Way Is Essex for two live Christmas specials next month
The curvaceous blonde certainly seemed sad to be heading home, she said: 'Home time back to Essex 🙁 had an amazing holiday with my @JoeyEssex_.'
Meanwhile, Joey appeared to have had a surprise up his sleeve for the lady in his life.
He tweeted: 'Having a nice relaxed time in Dubia! Weather is perfect. Off out tonight to Surprise @SamanthaFaiers 😉 .. She dousnt no anything.. Shhh. (sic)'
Feeling relaxed The couple couldn't resist a spot of posing as they later kicked back on their sun loungers
What ARE you doing Sam looked on fondly as her beau messed around in the surf
Although Joey and Sam split up for four months last year, they have recently appeared stronger than ever and have even talked about tying the knot in the future.
Joey previously told New magazine: 'We're stronger than ever. It was a bit too much the first time but the time apart helped us realise how much we actually love each other. We've both grown up a bit.'
Sam The Sun newspaper: 'We are going to get married soon but I’m waiting for him to ask me first. It is up to him. When we get married we will be Mr and Mrs Essex!'
Pucker up! Sam and Joey certainly made sure to put on a passionate display as they frolicked in the sea