While on Great Exuma in the Bahamas, we are staying at the Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort. We hooked up with Island Routes for a very different type of excursion -- swimming with pigs

Island Routes is the Sandals Tour operation, they can take you on many different, once in a lifetime adventures. I have been very blessed to go along with the awesome tour guides from the group, to zip-line through rain forests and to swim with sharks, dolphins, and stingrays. But for the very first -- and maybe only time in my life -- I swam with pigs and LOVED it!

It was a short boat ride from Sandals Emerald Bay to White Beach Key where pigs run wild and LOVE to see the guests coming because they know they are going to get something to eat. On this day, there were three large sows and a huge boar on the beach with a bunch of piglets. The piglets drew a lot of "awws" from the ladies in our group, but in unison almost every guy said "bacon!"

Photo by Sandals

Island Routes has branches on almost every island throughout the Caribbean. No matter where you are staying while on vacation, Island Routes will show you the real Caribbean! You will find the most fascinating experiences are the ones you will find off off the beaten path. Everything from vibrant colors and bold flavors to natural wonders and wildlife, Island Routes will take you to the heart of the islands to show you what makes each destination unique. You will find that Island Routes Caribbean Adventures will inspire you to LIVE FUNNER!