Most dream of swimming with dolphins at one point in their life, but the Bahamas has redefined the idea of swimming with an animal with the introduction of the pig – which has become on of the Bahamas most famous excursions. If you’re staying in Nassau, you can watch the pigs, which are surprisingly good swimmers, enjoying a refreshing dip in the Caribbean Sea. Provide them with treats as they roam just by the shoreline and pet them to your hearts content.
A bucket list for many honeymooners, a day trip to swim with the pigs in the Bahamas allows you to get up close and personal to these friendly animals in the crystal clear waters of Pig Beach. This once-in-a-lifetime excursion includes a boat trip through 20 magnificent and stunning Cays, the chance to feed Bahamian rock iguanas at an island, a visit to Blowhole Beach, lunch stop on Staniel Cay, stingray petting and snorkelling in the Outlands. Of course, swimming with the pigs is the highlight of your trip, however you’ll both create wonderful honeymoon memories together with this fun-filled adventure!
Can you pet the pigs?
This exclusive experience in Exuma is a bucket list moment for many, it’s worth remembering that pigs are feral but are incredibly friendly. The pigs will let you swim right up to the and you can gently touch them with respect.
Can I pet the pigs?
Feeding the pigs is permitted, however, it’s advised to consider what to feed the pigs. Pitted fruit and vegetables are the main diet foods for the pigs, which can only be fed in the water.
When is the best time to visit the pigs?
The pigs live on Pig Beach all year round, for beautiful weather. The peak times to visit is December to mid-April so there will be more tourists this time of year, which is worth thinking about.
How did the pigs get to Pig Beach?
It’s not known for sure how the pigs got to Pig Beach, legend has it the pigs were left by a group of sailors who planned to come back and cook them! Fast-forward to today, the pigs call Pig Beach home and greet many tourists per day. There are around 20 pigs and piglets on the beach and they love to swim in the crystal clear waters.
Best places to stay in Bahamas to swim with pigs?
One of our most recommended hotels to stay in for honeymooners is the Sandals Emerald Bay. This adults-only, all inclusive resort is an exotic Bhamian Out Islands resort set within 500 acres of lush, tropical scenery including a mile-long white beach. Featuring 3 beautiful pools, 11 exceptional restaurants, 6 bars and a stunning golf course. Stay in one of the resort’s romantic Love Nest Suites for an utterly romantic honeymoon experience.