Jessica Alba Spending Quality Vacation Time With Nicole Richie

Jessica Alba is spending some vacation time in the Caribbean with her good friend and fellow Hollywood star Nicole Richie.

The two have been hanging in the same celebrity circles for years, attending the same events as far back as 2005, and now that they both have growing families have become even closer. Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie are now taking that friendship on the road, as they’ve been seen on the island of St. Barts together.

They’re on the tropical island to celebrate the 10-year wedding anniversary of mutual friends, model Kelly Sawyer and her Hollywood producer husband Jamie Patricof. Richie and Alba have mostly been taking it easy, lounging in bikinis at the beach and going on a group outing to restaurant La Cabane de L’Isle de France (that group included actress Soleil Moon Frye).

But Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie have also done more serious projects together. They are both on the board of the charity Baby2Baby, and in March they attended a fashion show in Paris together.

Us Weekly noted that the mom to 4-year-old Honor and 19-month-old Haven looked good on the beach, showing off “her flawless, super-fit physique in a sky-blue bikini top with bright-orange bottoms.”

As to her secret to keeping fit even after two children, Alba told Women’s Health magazine that she “hates” exercising so she finds a more appealing alternative instead.

“I like doing dance classes. That’s fun. Like hip hop class, mixed with like core pilates-type exercises,” Jessica Alba said. “And sometimes I do sprint intervals just because I hate working out. Anything where I have to do something but I can get my mind off of doing it, that’s so much better for me than anything that’s repetitive. Or the music has to be loud and I have to be moving.”