Travel to the Bahamas - home of the swimming pigs
The Bahamas is an island country of the Lucayan Archipelago consisting of more than 700 islands, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. With the flat sandy beaches, jade blue waters and the luminous night sky, the Bahamas is one of the most famous tropical island destinations for tourists around the world. Either you are planning for a short summer vacation or even a honeymoon, the Bahamas is highly recommended.
Among numerous islands, cays and islets of the Bahamas, Pig Beach or Big Major Cay is an uninhabited island located in Exuma and is well-known for being populated by many swimming pigs.
Besides diving, swimming, fishing trips ... You can rent a private boat to around the island or participate in the yacht race on the island or even walk down the beach and meet with these lovely little pigs. These inhabited pigs are really good swimmers of the Big Major Cay. They, therefore, will join the vast selection of aquatic activities from swimming, snorkelling to scuba diving.
This small cay is famous for those friendly swimming pigs - Photo: NYTimes
There are more than 10 pigs living on the island. Their origins have different stories - Photo: Daily Mail
Some claim that these pigs tried to reach the island after the shipwreck. Meanwhile, some said sailors sent them here, with plans to return and slaughter them later - Photo: NYTimes
However, residents of the island of Staniel said they brought pigs to the Big Major Cay from the early 1990s. Recently, they have become a tourist phenomenon - Photo: Daily Mail
Some of them even comply with the -sit- command to be rewarded with food. They also swim the ships visitors to begging - Photo: Forbes
The pigs on the island are very friendly and also really smart. They react to visitors depending on their attitude - Photo: NYTimes
Most tourists come here are to bring salads or sandwiches for them
A visitor enjoys playing with a pig lying and sunbathing on the beach - Photo: NYTimes