Beyoncé posts an intimate snap of her snuggling with Blue Ivy on a tropical vacation


Motherly love: Beyonce posted an intimate picture of her with baby Blue Ivy Carter snuggling in a hot tub while on vacation to her Tumblr

Her arrival last January caused more fanfare than any other celebrity baby in years' past. And Beyoncé Knowles' and Jay-Z's pride and joy stole the show yet again in a recent set of holiday pictures. Blue Ivy Carter rested atop her superstar mother's chest in a hot tub as they vacationed on a tropical island.

While Queen Bey looked every bit her moniker, baby Blue's gentle profile and curly hair was utterly 'aww'-inducing. The 31-year-old Diva singer shed her strong stage presence as she lovingly held her daughter in the bubbling waters. Her hair was wrapped in a leopard-print turban and gigantic circular sunglasses shielded her face in the sure-to-be iconic black and white image of the pop legend and her beloved daughter.

Natural beauty: The 31-year-old songstress appeared make-up free as she went for a bike ride on the lush island

Legs for days: The Diva singer bared her legs as she lifted up her white frock to prepare for her bike ride

As the series of photographs continued on Beyoncé's Tumblr, colour drenched the images. In one, the Grammy award winner posed on her bike wearing a white top in front of greenery and palm trees, and not a trace of make-up could be seen on the L'Oreal model's face. Wearing the same white cover-up in another photo, Beyoncé stood and reveled a silver bikini and her toned bare legs. Later, as the sun set, the songstress took to the grass to lie down in a colourful frock, her arms outstretched to her sides.

Chilling out: The Grammy winner sprawled out on the lush, cool green grass at the end of a day in the sun

Her latest images continued with pictures of perfectly aligned palm trees and cosy knit socks with rolled-up leggings. The chart topper is taking a bit of a breather before she picks up the U.S. leg of her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Her next tour date is in Los Angeles at the end of June, and she will then embark upon a whopping 22 other U.S. cities.