What is it? Join the fun on a deserted island off Exuma where pigs swim freely.
Why go? One of the most unusual attractions in the Bahamas is found on Exumas’ pink sand beaches on an island solely inhabited by pigs. Yes, you heard that right. No one knows for sure how the hooved creatures got to Major’s Spot Cay, but they’ve become a major tourist fascination. Join a half or full day cruise with Exuma Water Tours and discover the swimming pigs along with other offshore delights.
Without cheating via the internet (or further down this introduction), how many islands make up the Bahamas? If you said 700, congratulations! Only around 30 of these inhabited, so dust off the explorer’s hat and get to adventuring. We’ll make an intrepid explorer out of you yet.
In all seriousness, the Bahamas is arguably the world’s best ‘choose your own adventure’ destination, a little slice (many slices, technically) of paradise that serves up crystal clear waters and colorful cocktails on a metaphorical conveyer belt. If you close your eyes tight enough and try to conjure up an image of paradise, you’re going to be imagining the Bahamas.
The best things to do in the Bahamas are clear to see. Those looking to spend days hopping from island to island will find plenty to keep them occupied, while travelers hoping for something a little more relaxed (as in, lazing on a beach in the sun all day long) will encounter more serenity than they can shake a stick at. Not that you’d shake a stick at serenity, but you get the point. What to do in the Bahamas? These 10 things should comprise the first page of your Bahamas bucket list.
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