Original article By Carly Johnson For Dailymail.com


Sara Sampaio rang in the New Year surrounded by her closest model friends in the Caribbean. 

And the 28-year-old appeared to be missing her bikini-clad vacation days when she shared a throwback snapshot of herself basking in the Anguilla sun on Instagram Wednesday.

Since her return to Los Angeles on the 6th, the Victoria's Secret model has openly day dreamed on social media about returning to the islands.

Sara Sampio in the Caribbean


In the photo, Sampaio had slipped her trim and toned physique into a slinky black bikini with gold accents.

The model appeared visibly makeup free as she closed her eyes in bliss, while absorbing the sun's warmth.

Her brunette tresses were pulled up into a bun, as she sat in the sand working on her enviable tan.

The Portuguese beauty shared self-portraits in the same black bikini just a few weeks prior.

Sampaio, holding the camera straight on, showed off her bedroom eyes as she captured the sunset along the ocean water.

'Just pretend I’m still on vacay,' she captioned.  

In another shot, Sara can be seen with her back facing the camera, as she peeks over her shoulder candidly.

The model clearly has a lot of bikini content stockpiled in her phone from the two week trip, but thankfully, Sampaio didn't intend to keep it all to herself.

Through the duration of her girls getaway, Sara showed off her stellar frame in an array of skimpy swimwear.

On the first day in the Caribbean, she stripped down and made her way onto an inflatable raft in a zebra print two piece.

Later she'd opt for a royal blue bikini sans straps that featured ruffles around the bikini cups and the swimsuit bottoms.

Finally, followers would soak up Sampaio in her most eye catching ensemble yet. 

Beaming in neon orange, the model posed on a yacht in a two piece swimsuit with a one strap design.

Sampaio rose to fame in 2014, when she graced the cover of the year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She was the first Portuguese model to achieve the honor.

The following year, Sara was snatched up by lingerie giant Victoria's Secret and made into an Angel.

She would go on to become the face of Armani, alongside Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett.