Living the high life: Tulisa and Fazer enjoy a romantic Maldives holiday at £1000 a night resort
The most luxury break the average 23-year-old could afford would be a five day all-inclusive in Magaluf.
But since seeing her star power soar thanks to her winning stint as a judge on last year's X Factor, Tulisa Contostavlos and her boyfriend Fazer are really living the high life.
The couple enjoyed a romantic New Year's holiday in the Maldives, where they lapped up the luxury at the picturesque Coco Palm resort.
Romantic getaway: Tulisa Contostavlos and Fazer are pictured on their New Year's holiday in the Maldives
A toast to us: Tulisa clutched a glass of champagne as the couple took a stroll along the water's edge at their resort, which charges up to £1,018 a night
The look of love: Fazer took a sip of Tulisa's drink and wrapped his arms appreciatively around his girlfriend
Tulisa, 23, and Fazer, real name Richard Dawson, who used to keep their relationship firmly under wraps, didn't mind who saw them as they put on a public display of affection on the beach.
The couple strolled along the blinding white sand on the shoreline, sipping on cocktails and stopping to gaze at the scenery.
The X Factor judge wore a pink, purple and gold string bikini by Lipsy which showed off her figure, while her boyfriend and N-Dubz bandmate, 24, wore hist shorts and Calvin Klein underwear into the ocean.
Holiday romance: The couple canoodled in the water during their luxury break
Fun in the sun: Tulisa squealed with laughter as she and her bandmate-turned-boyfriend splashed about in the water
Affectionate: The 23-year-old didn't hold back in showing her love for her 24-year-old boyfriend
PDA: The couple stayed close to each other as they waded through the crystal clear water
Fazer ensured he was heavily accessorised with his watch, belt, bracelets, necklaces and cap.
The duo, who have known each other for well over a decade but officially began dating in May 2010, were in great spirits as they splashed about in the crystal clear sea.
Tulisa wrapped her arms around her boyfriend as he gave her a piggy-back in the shallow water before turning around to embrace her.
Tipsy on the beach? Tulisa didn't let her champagne glass out of her sight - even in the water
Stroke! Tulisa took the lead as they enjoyed a spot of kayaking
Teamwork: The duo carried their kayak out of the water and back to the beach
Water sports: The couple played it safe in life vests
They also got in some exercise in between sunbathing and swimming with a little kayaking.
Out of the water, the couple retreated to their deck chairs, where they lounged on the same bed.
Fazer fell asleep in the sun while Tulisa became engrossed in her novel, Martina Cole's The Jump.
Romantic: They shared a sun lounger, Tulisa engrossed in a novel while Fazer soaked up the rays
Lazy days: The couple had everything they needed at their fingertips, including cocktails, soft drinks and an iPod dock
Staff at the five-star resort ensured they were always hydrated with cocktails, champagne and Fanta on the table.
The music-loving pair were even provided with a portable iPod player to complete their luxurious day on the beach.
The Coco Palm resort features over-ocean villas and five restaurants.
That's cold: Tulisa giggled as she sprayed her man with sun cream
Bikini body: Tulisa showed off her figure in a brightly-coloured string bikini by Lipsy
Tulisa and Fazer shelled out up to £1,018 per night for one of the hotel's exclusive Sunset Lagoon Villas over the New Year break.
They are back on British soil now though, and it was straight back to work for the couple.
After Landing in London on Saturday, a refreshed Tulisa told fans on Twitter that both she and Fazer were heading straight to the studio this week.
Luxury: The couple paid up to £1,018 a night to stay at the five star Coco Palm resort
Going public: The couple sued to keep their relationship under wraps but are happy to be seen together these days
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