While most of us spent our Christmas and New Year in chilly ol' Blighty, many celebs packed their designer suitcases with their favourite swimwear and headed for sunnier climes.

From Simon Cowell and Rihanna in Barbados to Kate Moss and Naomi Watts St Barts, find out where the stars escaped to for some winter sun - and you might find some inspiration to stick to that New Year diet too...

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  • Jodie Marsh in Barbados

  • Kate Moss in St Barts

  • Coleen Rooney in Barbados

  • Jessica Alba in Cabo

  • Jennifer Aniston in Mexico

  • Simon Cowell in Barbados

  • Rihanna in Barbados

  • Naomi Watts in St Barts

  • Alessandra Ambrosio in St Barts

  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in Mexico

  • Lily Cole in St Barts

  • Chloe Green in Barbados

  • Jodie Marsh in Barbados

  • Coleen Rooney in Barbados

  • Sean 'P Diddy' Combs in St Barts

  • Cindy Crawford in Cabo

  • Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in St Barts

  • Ashlee Simpson in Mexico

  • Jamie Laing ('Made in Chelsea') in Barbados

  • Simon Cowell in Barbados

  • Rihanna in Barbados

  • Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber in St Barts

  • Jodie Marsh in Barbados

  • Jessica Alba in Cabo

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