The Bahamas is known for its pristine waters. But this destination is not only famous for its beautiful beaches. The island has a lot to offer to tourists in terms of amazing snorkeling sites and tourist spots that you cannot find elsewhere.
Staniel Cay is one of the islands in the Exuma Cays located south of Nassau. This Bahamian islet is inhabited by few people but offers numerous scenic spots and activities for tourists. Ready to fill up your travel bucket list? We’ve listed below must try activities in the island.
- 1. See the Swimming Pigs at the “Pig Beach”- Big Major Cay
An uninhabited island, the Pig Beach is a widely popular tourist destination the Exuma Cays. You might wonder why it is called Pig Beach. Are there really pigs on the islands? Yes! In fact, it is populated by feral pigs. You can discover this spot and get to swim with and feed the pigs who are more like native celebrities than anything else.
- 2. Snorkel in the Thunderball Grotto
Experience a once in a lifetime snorkeling trip when you go to the Thunderball Grotto. Does the name ring a bell? This is one of the filming locations of the James Bond movie along with other Hollywood films like Splash and Into the Blue. From the outside, the Thunderball Grotto might appear to be small. But you will be amazed with the beautiful surprise that awaits you as you plunge deep into the water. The ray of light dances as you swim with the fishes and other marine animals.
- 3. Swim with the Nurse Sharks
The thought of swimming in shark infested waters can be quite scary. But unlike the usual sharks, nurse sharks are different. They are quite docile and these ones are exposed to tourists. This may not be something that most people are eager to do, but this is definitely a must try experience. Conquer your fears and start petting friendly nurse sharks.
- 4. Feed the Rock Iguanas at Little Guana Cay
Now that you have overcome your fear with the sharks, why not try hanging out with the rock iguanas. This is something that you do not get to experience when you go to other beach destinations. The moment you step your foot on the sand, there they are scurrying out as you come ashore. They are friendly animals and you can feed them with leafy vegetables.
- 5. Go Island Hopping
What better way to get the most out of your island retreat than to go on a boat tour? Go island hopping and see the beautiful and scenic cays. From its long sandbars, rich marine life and all the attractions listed above.
Ready to make the most out of your island getaway? 3N’s Vacations offers tour packages you can relax and enjoy. Fly-in Day Tours from Nassau are also available.