Colin Farrell plans on bringing his new family – baby son Henry and girlfriend Alicja Bachleda Curus – back to Ireland for Christmas, but in the meantime the couple decided to top up their tans with a break in Mexico.

Colin and Alicja were pictured boarding a plane at LAX over the weekend – sans Henry – and photogs caught up with them on Sunday at their hotel, where they were taking pictures and hanging out on their balcony. A shirtless Colin was also pictured sans the mustache he was sporting on the outbound journey.

The sunny climes south of the border are a change from the flood-ravaged Ireland that will greet them come Christmas Eve, but Colin is a homebird for the holidays so they’ll be there regardless. 

"They wanted to wait until Henry was a bit older and up for such a long flight home, and Colin's really looking forward to showing him off to everyone," an insider told Ireland’s Evening Herald.

"Colin's a real family-orientated guy and nearly always makes it back for Christmas anyway, no matter how busy he is with his filming schedule, but this year it will be extra-special thanks to his new baby."

His brother Eamonn and his husband Stephen will also celebrate their Canadian wedding earlier this year with a party at a Dublin nightclub right after Christmas.