It is crazy to think that a year ago Mark and I were basking in the glow of being newlyweds. As some COVID travel restrictions were in place we decided to go spent a few days in the Bahamas for our honeymoon and one of the highlights was definitely swimming with the pigs. This is something I had seen on Pinterest and Instagram for years and put as a “must” on my list. I shared a few shots in our Minimoon Highlights but want to give it the full post this incredible experience deserves.
While the Bahamas is an island nation of less than 400,000 people the string of islands stretches 760 miles across the Caribbean. We stayed in Emerald Bay on the island of Exuma and on our adventure day traveled to Pig beach via power boat. Pig Beach is located on an uninhabited island called Big Major Cay, one of of Exuma’s 365 cays and islands.
When we arrived mid morning our boat pulled into the bay and we jumped out and swam to shore. While it was risky I brought my DSLR to the beach in a waterproof bag because I knew I wanted to capture our experience in full, vivid detail. And yes, my halter string bikini was a bit skimpy – and to be fair, it shrunk a bit in the wash, but after working incredible hard on my fitness I felt I deserved to flaunt it. And now for the pigs:
When picking a guide to visit this island I did my research and found a company that follows all of the rules for both the safety of the pigs and the guests. They are only allowed to be fed fruits and vegetables which make them much more temperate, though it is essential not to feed them by hand.
Would you go swimming with pigs?