While most celebrities opted to take advantage of the winter season by exploring cold cities outside the country, others hied off to the waters for the Christmas holidays.
Below are some celebrities who soaked up the sun while on a break from the showbiz scene.
Rachel Peters spent the holiday break at her "home turf" in Phuket, Thailand, with her family.
Kylie Versoza went kayaking at Loboc River in Bohol for Christmas.
Maine Mendoza spent the last days of the year in her happy place: the beach.
The Eat Bulaga host didn't specify which beach she went to for the holidays, but wrote in her caption, "ending the year as happy as I can possibly be."
Sophie Albert spent a few days in San Fernando, La Union, with her boyfriend Vin Abrenica and his siblings Allen and Alleah.
Katrina Halili and daughter Katrence spent the weekend in Panorama Beach Club and Resort in El Nido, Palawan.
Mylene Dizon and long-time boyfriend Jason Webb enjoyed their holiday break in Boracay island.
Sam Pinto and boyfriend Anthony Semerad enjoyed some quality time at the former's beach resort, L'Sirene Boutique Resort, in Baler, Aurora.