Fantastic at 40! Melissa Joan Hart shows off stunning bikini body as she parties with girlfriends for belated birthday in the Dominican Republic

She celebrated her big 40th birthday last month with all her loved ones.

But the party hasn't stopped for Melissa Joan Hart, who continued to enjoy belated birthday festivities with all her girlfriends at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic earlier this week.

The blissful star proudly put her fabulous body on show in an Instagram snap of herself jumping for joy with a gal pal on the beach. 

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Hey birthday girl! The party hasn't stopped for Melissa Joan Hart, who jetted on over to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic this past week to celebrate her 40th birthday with all her girlfriends

Hey birthday girl! The party hasn't stopped for Melissa Joan Hart, who jetted on over to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic this past week to celebrate her 40th birthday with all her girlfriends

'Still dreaming about the beaches and fun my girls and I had in #PuntaCana on our #BreathlessBdayBash last weekend! My girl @mackenziepretty spells her name FUN!', the image was captioned. 

The actress shared with the world her vacation via Breathless Resort's Instagram, taking over the social media account of the resort she was staying at as she lived it up at the destination.

Whether she was introducing fans to her friends, zip lining, or diving into the Hoyo Azul cenote, it's clear Melissa was having the time of her life.

Melissa's actual birthday was on April 18, and the star celebrated her 'fab 40' surrounded by her loved ones, including her husband Mark Wilkerson and their three sons, Mason, 10, Braydon, eight, and Tucker, three.

Soaking up some sun: Hart took in some rays on the beach with her girlfriends 

Soaking up some sun: Hart took in some rays on the beach with her girlfriends 

Care for a dip? The birthday girl raved about her swim through the world-famous Hoyo Azul cenote

Care for a dip? The birthday girl raved about her swim through the world-famous Hoyo Azul cenote

The party doesn't stop: The actress raved about her joyous getaway as she waded in the pool with her pals 

The party doesn't stop: The actress raved about her joyous getaway as she waded in the pool with her pals 

The star captioned a snap of her with her family around her birthday cake, 'Last night was one of the most special of my life! Have so many loved ones together in one room to celebrate and dance was epic. 

'And my love serenaded me with some of my favorite tunes! Thanks to @nutrisystem for throwing the bash and #Carvel for the gorgeous cake! #BirthdayGirl.' 

Melissa shot to stardom with roles in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.

Flying high: The 40-year-old showed off her adventurous side, zip-lining over the jungle 

Flying high: The 40-year-old showed off her adventurous side, zip-lining over the jungle 

Beach babes: The mother-of-three happily introduced her friends 

Beach babes: The mother-of-three happily introduced her friends 

Hat's off to you! Hart posed with a pal as she announced she was 'taking over' Breathless Resort's Instagram account 

Hat's off to you! Hart posed with a pal as she announced she was 'taking over' Breathless Resort's Instagram account 

Ready for vacation: The ladies posed up together in a snap Joan said was 'the most behaved we will be all weekend' 

Ready for vacation: The ladies posed up together in a snap Joan said was 'the most behaved we will be all weekend' 

But more recently, she has starred in the new movie, God's Not Dead 2. 

The movie is about a high school teacher (Melissa), who finds herself in hot water after she responds to a student's question that involves Jesus Christ. 

The Christian-based drama, which follows the 2014 prequel, was released on April 1.

'What I love about the film is that it talks about whether or not Jesus was a historical man, and whether or not you can talk about him...in the facts, historically,' Melissa said during her interview on the Today Show

Let's dance: The star kicked up her heels as she went clubbing with her friends 

Let's dance: The star kicked up her heels as she went clubbing with her friends 

So fly: The star excitedly chronicled her journey on over to the resort 

So fly: The star excitedly chronicled her journey on over to the resort 

Aww: Melissa's actual birthday was on April 18, and the star celebrated her 'fab 40' surrounded by her loved ones, including her husband Mark Wilkerson and their three sons, Mason, Braydon, and Tucker

Aww: Melissa's actual birthday was on April 18, and the star celebrated her 'fab 40' surrounded by her loved ones, including her husband Mark Wilkerson and their three sons, Mason, Braydon, and Tucker

Flower power! Melissa, pictured in New York in March, shot to stardom with roles in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Flower power! Melissa, pictured in New York in March, shot to stardom with roles in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina The Teenage Witch

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