Zoë Saldana, husband Marco Perego and their kids took full advantage of their time off together lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun on the beach

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated January 08, 2016 05:20 PM
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Zoë Saldana celebrated her first holiday season with her twins with a tropical getaway.

Shortly after she wrapped her latest film Nina, the actress took off on a weeklong vacation in Mexico with husband Marco Perego and 13-month-old twins Cy and Bowie.

They spent their first family vacation at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita in Riviera Maya, where they took full advantage of their time off together lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun on the beach.

“They always looked like they were full of joy and happiness around the property, lots of smiling and laughing from everyone,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “They also seemed to be very relaxed and in the vacation spirit, simply enjoying family time.”

Saldana, 37, snapped up a storm while on vacation, posting a handful of pictures to social media to show off just how much fun she was having with her family.

“Nothing like time off with family,” she captioned a shot of one of the twins watching a street performer play the harp.

The actress also took to Facebook to share an especially cute photo of Perego holding one of the twins as they enjoyed a day out on the water with a private boat ride.

It was a much-deserved vacation for the actress. Along with working on Nina, Saldana has been filming Live by NightBen Affleck‘s latest directorial effort.