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Forget swimming with dolphins… what about swimming with pigs?

This little piggy went to market, and this little piggy went…swimming in the Bahamas?! This may not be how the nursery rhyme ends, but when staying at Royal Plantation Island at Fowl Cay, it really is possible to go ‘swimming with the pigs’! Each of the six-villas on the stunning 50-acre Royal Plantation Island come with their own motorboat, so guests can easily hop across to Pig Beach on neighbouring uninhabited island Big Major Spot, for one of the most unusual holiday activities possible. Here they can marvel the curiously graceful water ballet of the island’s rotund wild pigs, who paddle out to greet the boats! Here’s some footage of pigs swimming at Major Cay: Royal Plantation Island is tucked away in the quiet centre of the Exuma chain of islands in the Bahamas. The elite resort features six freestanding one-, two- and three-bedroom villas. The island can also be rented in its entirety, sleeping up to 30 people in total. In 2007, the property was given a modern-design facelift and features a fine-dining restaurant, bar, clay tennis courts and walking track. Plans are also in place to add a beachfront bar & grill, four new villas, and a Red Lane Spa to the resort.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. OMG! That is so cute and funny. How weird would it be to have pigs swimming up to your boat? I did not know pigs could swim.

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