Liam Payne, Sophia Smith


Spending almost a week on a yacht on the warm waters of the Mediterranean ocean alongside the gorgeous French Riviera—and with a member of One Direction? Talk about your perfect vacation!

Liam Payne and girlfriend Sophia Smith chartered a luxury boat in late July and spent almost a week sailing between St. Tropez in southern France and Monaco, E! News has learned. Sure, it's barely more than a 2-hour drive, but why not travel in style?

The two slept onboard the yacht during their trip, which they took with another couple and two crew members. Payne, 20, and Smith enjoyed having drinks, diving off the boat and going kayaking and flyboarding. And, of course, sunbathing. And making out.

The pair appeared smitten and could not keep their hands off of each other, a witness told E! News. They were seen kissing onboard the yacht and in the ocean and cuddled up while tanning. At one point, Payne appeared to give his girlfriend a wedgie as she walked up a small flight of stairs in a white bikini. Payne joked about the incident, which was photographed by the paparazzi, on Twitter.

—Reporting by Michelle Falls

At the end of their trip, Payne joined One Direction for the North American leg of the group's Where We Are tour, which kicked off in Toronto, Canada on Aug. 1.

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