Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin work hard to keep their children out of the public eye.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin work hard to keep their children out of the public eye.

Gwyneth Paltrow is known for being fiercely protective of her family’s privacy but the 40-year-old actress surprised her fans with an intimate photo of herself with her two children.

The bikini clad star posed for a close-up with her eight-year-old daughter, Apple, and six-year-old son, Moses, while on a family holiday in the Caribbean.  

“We are just back from an amazing (and sadly short) holiday at Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort in St Lucia. It was heaven,” she wrote on her website Goop

Holiday heaven ... Moses, Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple.

Holiday heaven ... Moses, Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple.

While her husband, Coldplay front man, Chris Martin sat this one out, the trio couldn’t look more relaxed.

Looking every bit the rock star family in their designer sunglasses, Moses cheekily sipped from a coconut as his sister flashed the camera a big smile.