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In the short time they’ve known each other, Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson have already been to a number of exotic places together — unfortunately, there were a bunch of rival girls and a camera crew there with them.

This weekend, the Bachelor 16 pair eschewed the media attention that visiting each other in their respective California cities has been getting them for a secluded getaway south of the border — their first as an official couple.

An insider tells Wetpaint Entertainment, "They wanted to get out of the country someplace tropical where they could relax and where, hopefully, no one would recognize them. This is their priority now: spending time together away from the cameras."

Of course, as everyone knows, there really is no such thing as complete privacy for anyone whose fame flame still burns, and paps still managed to get a few pics of Ben and a bikini-clad Courtney during their stay.

Courtney told Wetpaint Entertainment last week that, while they have no plans to move in with each other before the summer, they had “a lot of fun, little trips planned” to keep their long distance relationship going strong — and it looks like they’re on the right track. Despite the unexpected shutter action, the two stayed in total honeymoon mode, sharing intimate meals, tanning poolside, and being very affectionate.

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