01/04/2014 at 09:00 AM EST
seems to be taking this whole beach bum thing quite literally.
actress hopped on Instagram Friday to share a photo
of her gorgeous Mexico getaway – not to mention ample glimpses of her enviable bikini bod ... and then some.
In the snapshot, the 27-year-old Michele, her back to the camera, stands by a pool deck with breathtaking vistas of the sea beyond, twirling her hair as she holds on to a large potted plant.
But it's the actress' flesh-flashing two-piece that arguably provides the most eye-catching view.
"What an amazing week in Mexico... New day. New year. #Bringit2014," she mused in the caption.
It was a painful 2013 for the actress, who grieved over the death
of boyfriend Cory Monteith
The Mexico jaunt was quite the switch-up from a photo she posted
right before Christmas, showing her getting cozy in front of a roaring fire as she took time to "recharge, relax."
Consider it the calm before the storm: Michele is gearing up to unveil her debut album, Louder
, and she's already released
its first two singles: "Cannonball" and "'Battlefield."