Meet the local pig family
On a small beach in the Exumas, Big Major Cay is home to the Bahamas' famed swimming pigs.
Easily accessible to those on a luxury yacht charter around the Exumas, Pig Beach is an uninhabited island that's home to a colony of wild pigs.
An unlikely and unique attraction, the destination has become synonymous with the Bahamas and is hugely popular with visitors from across the globe.
Rumoured to have been left by passing sailors, the pigs are renowned for being approachable to all the visitors to the cay. Graciously accepting carrots and attention, these remarkably singular animals make for fantastic company and even better photo opportunities.
They’re also more than a little familiar with the A-list who visit the Bahamas. More specifically, this pig family has been spotted on the Instagram accounts of Johnny Depp, Amy Schumer, and Jennifer Lawerence, to name a few.
The destination has become one of the most exclusive spots to experience in the Caribbean
Earning the obvious moniker of ‘Pig Beach’, the cay is nicely blanketed from natural storms, offering an attractive tranquillity throughout the year.
This being said, the best time remains the months belonging to the winter yacht charter season. Much drier and less humid than the summer, anytime between December and April will make for a much more comfortable experience.
Ultimately, Big Major’s Cay has become an essential spot for discerning yacht charterers to visit when exploring the Caribbean with a mind for doing the unforgettable.
Near Big Major Cay