Andrea Romano
February 15, 2018

Get a tour of Aruba with Sports Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year.

Alexis Ren, a 21-year-old model from California who has been named the magazine’s favorite newcomer, joined Travel + Leisure to give a special tour of Aruba, where she shot her photos for the magazine’s 2018 edition.

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While she wasn’t working, Ren explored the island, showing off some of the best Aruba has to offer, from the exotic wildlife to the beautiful views, fun activities, and food.

Among the amazing sights Ren visited were the exotic birds at the Hilton Resort, where she communed with native parrots, who surprisingly seemed to speak her language.

Ren also took an ATV down to some natural pools, where she met up with people swimming and diving in the crisp, clear waters. After taking some time to relax and eat, Ren finished off the day with a fun horseback ride.

Of course, all of these amazing activities aren’t just reserved for Sports Illustrated models. Anyone who visits Aruba can take advantage of all of the awesome things to do there.

But until you book your flight, Ren can give you plenty of ideas on where to go.

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