What To Know About Pig Island & How It Got Caught Up In The Fyre Fest Controversy


Hulu's Fyre Fraud and Netflix's FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, documentaries both released in the last week, have viewers reliving the calamity that was Fyre Festival. In both docs, the story's major players like Billy McFarland, Ja Rule, and Michael Swaigen frequently namedrop the feral pigs that inhabit a Bahamian destination known as Pig Island. In the months leading up to Fyre Fest, these pigs, just like the likes of Bella Hadid and Blink-182, became bait used to draw people to what ended up a disastrous event.Pig Island first became a popular tourist destination for visitors to the Bahamas a few years ago after a local watersport tour operator thought it would be a good idea to begin bringing tourists there, according to Jaclyn Sienna India, founder of the elite travel consultancy Sienna Charles. “He would always pass by those beaches and realized he could capitalize on the pigs being there,” India told Refinery29 in an email. The idea took off and the island has since been the backdrop of many social media star selfie posts and episodes of reality TV shows including The Bachelor.Now that Pig Island has grown into a trendy attraction, certain tours “command a pretty hefty price tag.” India explained that private excursions range from $1,500 to $3,500 for a full or half day experience for “luxury travelers.” Click Here to Read More>>>

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