And in the case of John Terry’s long-suffering wife Toni, she is determined to make the most of it.
The 29-year-old put on a display for the cameras in an ultra-revealing cutaway black swimsuit as she sunned herself on the beach in Abu Dhabi.
Long and lean: Toni Terry shows off her amazing figure in an unusual black cutaway swimsuit on holiday with husband John in Abu Dhabi
Passionate: The couple enjoy a passionate clinch as they enjoy the warm water with a dip in the sea
She also appeared in a tiny spotted bikini - and showed those photographers just how close she and Terry are these days.
She treated the £170,000-a-week Chelsea and England star to a passionate clinch, wrapping her legs round his waist as he hoisted her up with the surf lapping round them.
After the trophy-less season Chelsea have just had, her breath-taking brace of beach wear must count as the nearest Terry’s been to a double in a long while.
Toned: The mother-of-two has clearly been working out ahead of her holiday, judging by these pictures
Giggles all round: Toni and John appeared to be determined to put on a show of togetherness for the cameras
What's Daddy doing? The couple are also on holiday with their twins, Georgie John and Summer Rose
The Terrys are, of course, no strangers to the art of public-relations-inspired canoodling. Last year there were scenes of saccharine sweetness beside a Dubai pool as the footballer battled to save the marriage.
The cameras were treated to lengthy kisses and cuddles after the couple had flown there following Terry’s extra-marital fling. He lost a court battle to prevent details being published of his five-month affair with Vanessa Perroncel, former girlfriend of his ex-Chelsea teammate Wayne Bridge.
Careful, there are children watching! The pair couldn't keep their hands off each other as they messed around in the surf
Admiring glance: John couldn't resist a quick look at his wife's fine form as they walked towards the beach
Terry, 30, was stripped of the England captaincy by national coach Fabio Capello as a result, but has recently been reinstated.
Luckily for him, Toni, his childhood sweetheart, was obviously eventually appeased too, despite Terry having already consistently cheated on her during their 12 year relationship.
‘We know how we feel about each other and that’s the main thing,’ Terry said at the time. ‘Our relationship has never been knocked down. We’re just so in love.’
Toni has dated Terry from the age of 16, when he was a year older and an apprentice footballer on £48 a week still living with his family in an estate in Barking, East London.
Is he looking now? Toni waves her hair in the wind as John keeps a close eye on the children
Playtime: John helps little Summer build a sandcastle as they make the most of the sunshine
Splashing around: John splashes Toni with water as the pair attempt to cool off in the heat