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Caribbean bucket list: 10 things you must do in the islands

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Pig beach, Bahamas
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Swim with pigs in the Bahamas

The Caribbean is famous for its incredible sea life, boasting some of the world’s best dives, but an uninhabited island of Big Major's Spot in Exuma island chain, The Bahamas offers you the chance to swim with a different kind of creature — pigs.

The brown and pink wild pigs live freely on the white sandy beach, which has been nicknamed by locals as “pig beach”, and who regularly take to the water for a cooling dip.

There are various rumours as to how the pigs came to live on the island. Some people claim they swam to shore from a shipwreck, while others believe they were dropped off by sailors who intended to come back and cook them.

These days locals and tourists feed the pigs and swimming with them is definitely an experience to tick off your Caribbean bucket list. However, be warned, friendly as they may be they are prepared to swim after you for food!

The pigs have become a popular tourist attraction so it is worth trying to get there early in the morning. You can anchor the night before at nearby Staniel Cay Yacht Club, which can accommodate yachts up to 56 metres and has a great party atmosphere.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com

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