In what is possibly our favourite story of the day, Kim Kardashian and her family have paid a visit to the famous Pig Beach in the Bahamas – and her Instagram videos are just the cutest. Seriously, what could be more heavenly than swimming in the azure waters of a sun-soaked desert island with a few friendly piggies? Well, one woman's dream is another's nightmare and poor Kim seemed a tad concerned as she walked among the animals. "I was scared lol," wrote Kim on a clip of her strolling alongside the pigs. It's not exactly what you expect to find in the Bahamas, is it?
Photo credit: Instagram / Kim Kardashian West
A celebrity and tourist hotspot, Pig Beach on Big Major Cay in the Bahamas' stunning Exuma Islands are home to around 20 pigs and piglets. The animals inhabit their very own island, with visitors arriving by boat to experience the one-off phenomenon. The pigs have certainly found themselves a good spot, as Big Major Cay has its own natural spring and is sheltered from bad weather by nearby islands. The beach has become a must-visit location for travellers wanting to bathe with the wild animals.
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Photo credit: bahamas.com
The story of the swimming pigs has now been depicted in a movie called Pigs of Paradise, based on the book of the same name by T. R. Todd, which won two international awards. The happy hogs are not actually native to the habitat and are believed to have been left behind by sailors – who likely intended to return for a giant pork feast.
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Photo credit: Instagram / Khloe Kardashian
Another theory is that the pigs survived a shipwreck and swam to the island. There were only five piglets originally on the island in the early nineties, but the good life has seen their family flourish.
If swimming with piglets floats your boat, you'll need to plan a break to the beautiful Exuma islands, of which there are 365. Sandals Resort on Great Exuma is a good bet for reaching the pigs as they organise boat tours to the attraction. There's plenty to do aside from pig swims, from meeting iguanas to swimming with stingrays and nurse sharks and turtle spotting.
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