- Pig Beach got its name as its home to pigs. The true name of the island is Big Major’s Cay.
- Swimming with pigs is in the Islands of Exuma, a district of the Bahamas
- Celebrities who have been swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas include Wayne Rooney, Socialite Tamara Eccleston, Bella Thorne, Kourtney Kardashian and many others.
Swimming with Pigs in The Bahamas is one of the world’s most unique tourist attractions. There are many places in the world where you can go whale watching and swim with dolphins, but there is only one place in the world where you can swim with these pigs. That place is in the Bahamas on Pig Beach.
Pig Beach has become so popular it has gained the attention of many celebrities from around the world including the USA, the UK, and Australia. A host of celebrities including footballer Wayne Rooney, Socialite Tamara Eccleston, Bella Thorne, and the one and only Kourtney Kardashian travel to the Bahamas just so they can swim with the pigs in the Exuma Cays.
What is swimming pigs of the Bahamas?
For those who have never heard of swimming pigs and are visiting the Bahamas then you are in for a treat. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. This is where wild pigs roam freely on the beach and head off in the ocean to cool off. It is here where you can enter the waters and swim with the pigs.
No one is sure how the pigs got to Pig Beach as Big Major Cay is uninhabited, but the belief is that a the locals of Staniel Cay put them there to later come back for them due to the pig pens creating a bad smell on the island. . Other people believe the pigs came from a nearby shipwreck. No matter how they got there, it is a truly a magical experience that attracts Bahamians and tourists from around the world.
How many pigs are there on Pig Beach?
There are around 20 pigs and piglets on Pig Beach in the Bahamas. They are not the only animals there.
Speaking to the official Bahamas tourist board, tourism director Joy Jibrilu said: “They were very proud of the number of celebrities and holidaymakers who visit the Bahamas. We provide the most beautiful beaches, lavish hotels and resorts, and fine dining, and for being a dream destination, the Islands of The Bahamas are very proud to be the Official Home of the Swimming Pigs.
How to visit Pig Beach and Swim With The Pigs In The Bahamas
One great way of visiting Pig Beach and go swimming with the pigs is through a half day tour. 3N’s Vacation Services (www.stanielcayvacations.com) provides a popular tour which includes Swimming Pigs at Pig Beach, petting sharks at Compass Cay, a beautiful sandbar, indigenous iguanas, snorkelling in Thunderball Grotto and snorkelling around a sunken plane. The duration of the tour is around four hours.
Where is Pig Beach in the Bahamas?
Pig Beach is in Big Major Cay in Exuma Cays, Bahamas. It is in a district that consists of more than 365 islands which is known locally as Cays.
When visiting the Bahamas and Exuma Cays, don’t be surprised when you come across the rich and famous. The Exuma Cays attracts films stars from around the world and boasts private homes, beach-side-condos, and luxury resorts.
Where To Stay When Visiting The Bahamas To Go Swimming With The Pigs
The EMBRACE Resort in Staniel Cay Exumas, Bahamas (www.embraceresort.com) has become popular with holidaymakers and celebrities from around the world. It is situated just a five-minute boat ride from Pig Beach.
One of the reasons why The Embrace Resort has become one of the most recommended places to stay while visiting the Bahamas and swimming with the pigs is down to the quality of the accommodation and all the amenities that are on offer. This resort is complete eco-friendly and complete with a pool and island inspired villas.
When you stay at the Embrace Resort you truly feel like you are the only one that really counts. All the team on hand treat each guest as if they are the most important person in the world; nothing is too much trouble.