Exumas island in the Bahamas is absolutely breathtaking. There are many things to see and do there, including showing off all the techniques you’ve learned in your swimming lessons Singapore– with a twist: swimming with pigs!
Swimming with pigs may sound outrageous, but it is completely possible in the islands of Exumas, in Pig Beach. Perhaps you have giggled and sighed at online pictures of these porcine swimmers, or read discussions on them. They live in an island that is a distance away from inhabitants. They spend a lot of their time splashing in the water, utterly content. It is rather delightful to watch.
These pigs are very friendly and cute. You won’t find cleaner pigs anywhere else! They are adaptive and will let you feed the vegetables and fruit in the water. In fact, when they spot a tourist, they love to piggy-paddle towards them, in anticipation of a treat – which gives you a perfect, insta-worthy picture.
How Did The Pigs Get To Pig Bay?
No one is completely sure about the story behind the origin of the pigs in Pig Bay. Some locals claim that pirates dropped them off, to save them for later feasting. Others will tell you that a shipwreck led to the survival of only the pigs.
Less exciting theories are that they were moved from the town of Staniel Cay due to their powerful stench, or that they were moved primarily to attract tourist attention.
Whatever the real story behind the pigs is, they are indeed a sight to behold!
The Best Way To Plan Your Excursion To Pig Bay
Whether you’re staying at Exumas or Nassau, it is pretty easy to find Pig Beach. The best way to plan your trip is to make it a day’s trip, complete with a boat tour and a local guide.
It is best to visit the pigs in the morning because they are more active and playful at that time. You can spend your afternoon swimming and snorkeling in Cays, and exploring the pristine coral features and majestic marine creatures.
Next, you must visit the iguanas. Before the pigs, the island of the iguanas was the main attraction, with more than 2000 iguanas. These iguanas are of the Caicos and Turks species, and they are endangered. They lay on the rocks mostly, but they love eating and will run out once they see you, hoping to get free delicious meals of grapes and other fruit. Don’t to empty-handed! They are rather friendly and happily share their home.
On this island, there are also beautiful birds, and a gorgeous view of perfectly white sand, crystal-clear skies, and waters. It is the perfect spot to go diving or snorkeling. The marine creatures are unrivaled with humpback whale sightings, plankton, plenty of coral reefs and many other wonderful discoveries.
Are you brave enough to have your next adventure in the Bahamas? Cute pigs and iguanas await you – this unique offer is not seen anywhere else!