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When Pigs Swim

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

While Nassau may be the home of big resorts and trendy restaurants…Exuma has something far more exciting…We have the Swimming Pigs!

Right….when pigs fly! Well, although it may be impossible for them to fly, they do swim!

Although it is not known just how the swimming pigs got to Big Major Cay, there are quite a few legends. Big Major Cay is uninhabited and the pigs are not native to the island. One legend is that they were left by a group of sailors, who planned to come back and cook them. Another is that the pigs swam over from a shipwreck nearby, brought here by pirates hundreds of years ago.

There are now about 20 pigs and piglets on “Pig Beach.” Wherever they came from, whichever myth you choose to believe, they have become a major tourist attraction, and are truly an amazing phenomenon.

There are swimming pigs at the north end of Great Exuma also, on Pig Island, giving you two opportunities to have an encounter with these impressive creatures.

Turtle View is a luxury four bedroom, four bath beachfront home that is two steps down from the patio to two miles of the most stunning white sand beach, crystal clear azure waters, and a drive or boat ride to our spectacular swimming pigs.

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