Kelsey Merritt Lounges by Clear Blue Maldives Water in Glamorous Plunging White One-Piece

Kelsey Merritt.<p>Christian Vierig/Getty Images</p>
Kelsey Merritt.

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A few months into fall weather, we’re starting to itch for the warmth again. So much so that we’re dreaming of a beachside vacation, something that we imagine is on most people’s minds right about now.

Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt just made that dream a reality, heading to the Maldives, the Southeast Asian island nation situated right in the midst of the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The 27-year-old’s trip has included delicious-looking dinners, afternoons by the clear water (of course) and just a little taste of adventure, including deep sea dives with fellow model Sara Sampaio.

In a recent trio of photos that she shared to her Instagram from the idyllic island vacation, the model posed on a wooden dock fronting the vibrant blue waters of the tropical paradise. She donned a ribbed, plunging white one-piece with tie-front detailing and daring side cut-outs. Wearing a chic pair of black sunglasses and carrying her braided tan beach bag, the SI Swimsuit model looked the picture of an oceanside vacation.

“vacation mode,” she captioned the series of snaps.

“Damn bae,” fellow SI Swimsuit model Brooks Nader wrote in the comments.

“her job is beach,” one fan joked.

“Gorgeous as always 🙌👏🔥,” another gushed.

While we definitely don’t have any worldwide tropical trips planned in the near future, Merritt is making us think we probably should. If nothing else, though, we will be living vicariously through her for the next few days at least.

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