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Expert Tips

Meet Alanna, the enthusiastic travel lover behind the popular website and TikTok channel,

Working remotely as a travel agent, Alanna fell head over heels for Aruba and visits as often as she can. Dedicated to sharing the island’s beauty and her insider tips, she helps thousands of friends and followers plan their perfect Aruba vacations from start to finish.

Alanna’s detailed guides, include Aruba Beach Guide, Aruba Travel Guide, and a 40+ page Activity Guide, brimming with invaluable information to make your Aruba experience truly special. Her engaging videos and heartfelt articles have made her a trusted source and friend to anyone looking to explore Aruba.

Jolly Pirates first had the pleasure of meeting Alanna aboard our newest adult-only Grub and Grog cruise. Embracing the Jolly Pirates experience with her signature enthusiasm, Alanna’s blog captured all the fun, excitement, and unique charm of our cruise. Her recount of the adventure is a must-read for anyone planning to join us!

Alanna’s Top 3 Aruba Must-Dos:

1. Leave Your Resort!

Alanna encourages everyone to explore beyond the resort. Aruba is incredibly safe, and the locals are friendly and welcoming. Enjoy delicious dinners and exciting excursions. The island’s culinary scene is a delightful adventure!

2. Get on a Boat!

Alanna highly recommends hopping on a Jolly Pirates cruise. See Aruba from a different perspective, snorkel with vibrant marine life, and enjoy tropical drinks with new friends. It’s an unforgettable experience!

3. Beach Hop!

With so many stunning beaches, each offering something unique, beach hopping is a must. Whether you’re snorkeling or simply relaxing, Aruba’s coastal beauty is bound to captivate you.

Off the Beaten Path Tips:

Explore Aruba like a pro and rent a vehicle is a game-changer to discover local eateries on the southern side and enjoy the freedom to beach hop. Alanna highlights Baby Beach, Mangel Halto, Tres Trapi, and Boca Catalina as must-visit spots for their stunning views and excellent snorkeling.

Farmers Markets – Don’t miss the STR Agriculture farm’s Saturday market and the Ostrich farm’s local market on the first Saturday of each month (except January). These markets are full of handmade items, jewelry, delicious food, fresh drinks, produce, and sauces.

Tips for the Newbies:


  • Alanna’s website is a treasure trove of information and preparation tips, perfect for planning an amazing Aruba trip.

Drink the Water:

  • Aruba’s tap water is some of the best in the world. Staying hydrated is crucial, especially under the intense sun. Alanna craves it when she’s away!

Must-Bring Items:

  • Reusable cups for drinks, a float for the ocean and pool, and snorkeling gear are essentials. These items will make your beach and pool time even more enjoyable.

Alanna’s love for Aruba shines through in her detailed guides and engaging content. Her thousands of followers trust her to get their vacations just right, making her the go-to travel expert for Aruba. She dreams of eventually moving to the island permanently, as it feels like her true home. Through her blog and travel services, Alanna aims to help others discover the magic of Aruba and create unforgettable memories.

For more detailed tips and personal stories, check out Alanna’s full story on []. Book your next Aruba vacation with Alanna and ensure an amazing trip from start to finish!

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