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Swim with Pigs at Grand Isle Resort

Swim with Pigs at Grand Isle Resort

A Bucket List Experience 

If there were an award for “Most Glamorous Archipelago” in the Bahamas, Exuma would surely win. At the same time, the Exuma Cays represent an authentic laid back Bahamian lifestyle experience that offers an adventure of a lifetime. Just an hour’s flight from Miami, you can dive into gin clear waters that will dazzle you with schools of Technicolor fish and coral. For the experience of a lifetime, you can swim with pigs! Yes, that’s right! This is a bucket list item and one of the most popular attractions in the Bahamas that people from around the world come to experience.  Grand Isle Resort & Spa is the perfect base for a variety of explorations around the Cays. 

Hop into the boat and begin to absorb the breathtaking nature of this beautiful archipelago.  As the boat approaches one of the small islands you will see the pigs start to peek out from behind the bush and then start walking toward the beach.  Oh, how sweet, but then they actually start to step into the water – oh my! and then they swim towards you!  You won’t be able to resist jumping out of the boat and enjoying a swim with the some of the cutest, friendliest pigs you will ever see.  Of course, the little piglets stay safe on the beach as they watch as their parents frolic with the visitors.  What must they be thinking?  Watch the video When Pigs Swim now! 

The Exuma Cays are ideal for snorkeling and there are many options to choose from. Grand Isle Resort sits on beautiful Emerald Bay and guests of the hotel can step off the beach and into the underwater beauty of the islands.  For divers, there are several underwater caves in the Exuma archipelago chain.  The most famous is Thunderball Grotto, featured in several Hollywood movies including two James Bond films. Elizabeth Harbor tours highlight areas where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed and also makes stops for snorkeling. All of these attractions can be visited as part of an excursion from Grand Isle Resort

If fishing is your preference, deep-sea, reef, fly and spear fishing await you in Exuma. The flat waters are world renowned for bone fishing while the deep waters boast an abundance of marlin, tuna, wahoo, grouper, spiny lobster and more. Boat tours include island hopping to feed the iguanas and the chance to walk on unimaginable sand bars.  Pass by celebrity homes and maybe catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp, Leonardo de Caprio or say good morning to Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Think of Grand Isle Resort as your personal conch shell while visiting Exuma. Nestled into the perfect crescent shaped beach on Emerald Bay, with 73 ocean-front villas, the resort offers the utmost in luxury, quality, privacy and space (from 1,250 - 5,200 sq ft).  Nature remains the focal point at the hotel with views to the ocean, lush gardens or dramatic fairways of the golf course that lies adjacent to the resort. Custom-designed furnishings, terraces or balconies, and a fully-appointed gourmet kitchen was key to the resort being recipient of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice® Awards in 2015 as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean. From the architecture, landscaping, and interior design to a host of modern and thoughtful conveniences the award remains well deserved.

Special Offer*
Perfect for any type of getaway, our True Exuma Experience package includes luxurious accommodations in any of our breathtaking Villas, daily breakfast for two served on our award winning Palapa Grill and a half day excursion to swim with the pigs and more hidden surprises. Rates start at just $499 per night for a three night minimum stay.  Check dates and availability at www.grandisleresort.com

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