By Louise Saunders
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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)'
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!'