The 2 most instagrammed attractions in The Bahamas
Jul 06, 2017
Find these instagrammable spots in the remote Out Islands of The Bahamas
Instagram is a reliable place to begin for inspiration to travel to The Bahamas. The two most common photos you'll find are swimming pigs and nurse sharks, along with sun-soaked travelers playing with them.
Compass Cay Nurse Sharks
Nurse sharks are the most docile sharks in The Bahamas. The nurse sharks of Compass Cay, in the Exuma Cays, have been habituated over time by the owner, Tucker Rolle. It was a simple task, according to his tale: He just fed them regularly and now they are his pets. Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a nearby resort where you can captain your own boat or take a charter to visit the sharks and capture your Instagram memory. If you stay in Great Exuma, the capital, Exuma Beach Resort, and Sandals Emerald Bay are well-known options. From Great Exuma you’ll need a day charter to explore the Cays, but you can visit the sharks and the swimming pigs together.
Aside from Exuma and Abaco, there are other Instagram-worthy attractions in these nearby Out Islands: Cat Island, Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Long Island, so search Instagram for these top destinations when considering an island hop.
The fascination with swimming pigs in The Bahamas and it is entirely driven by their oddity. To the chagrin of animal rights activists and vegetarians, most people interact with pigs in two ways: mud-stained on a commercial farm; or cooked and fried in a pan as bacon. So a literal pig’s paradise on a beachfront private island in The Bahamas is too much of a wild and crazy concept not to be completely endearing. The most convenient way to access the swimming pigs on No Name Cay in the Abacos is from Treasure Cay or Green Turtle Cay. You'll find them on Big Major's Cay in the Exumas, where a trip to the pigs can be paired with a visit to the nurse sharks. And in Long Island, on an offshore island near to Deadman's Cay.