Who are we?

The first Butterfly Farm in Saint Martin opened its doors to the public in 1994. It is also called La Ferme Des Papillons because of its location on the French-side of the tiny dual nation Caribbean Island of St Martin/St Maarten. It was designed and built by two eccentric Englishmen, William Slayter (owner) and John Coward.

Four hurricanes later William decided to open another Farm in Aruba with his great friends Tony and Lori Cox who became partners in the venture. The doors were opened there in May 1999. Since then thousands of visitors have been welcomed to the Farms.

William remains at the Farm in St Martin today and is still entertaining visitors on his tours with his quirky British humor! Tony and Lori continue to thrive in Aruba.

Entrance to The Butterfly Farm St Martin
Entrance to The Butterfly Farm St Martin
Staff from left to right..William, Beverly, Pete, Pierre, Tito, Pam
Staff from left to right..William, Beverly, Pete, Pierre, Tito, Pam
Driftwood sign, Aruba
Driftwood sign, Aruba
Guided tour, Aruba
Guided tour, Aruba

Press Clip: Butterfly Effect... From VOGUE June 2012
Press Clip: Butterfly Effect... From VOGUE June 2012

Random visitors photos:

You can send us your photos at photos@thebutterflyfarm.com, for more visit our photo galleries.

  • Just recently visited the Butterfly Farm on St. Maarten. It was delightful! Our guide was excellent, and the farm was lush with plants, ponds, and fountains, and of course, many ... read more

    - Barbara Roulette
  • Es war wunderbar und hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Vielen Dank

    - Fritz Gloor
  • Your butterfly farm was delightful and educational. Thank you for adding an inspiring purpose to our cruise excursion in St Martin.

    - Beti Wyn
  • Butterflies are truly such wonderful creatures to admire at and learn about. The Aruba location brings you back to your childhood mindset, when you can just relax and enjoy the w ... read more

    - Liz Fackina
  • Nous avons visit√© la ferme au mois de septembre 2016. Le lieux est magnifique, reposant et l'accueil ainsi que les explications au top!! Merci pour tout. Une visite √† ne pas ... read more

    - Simon
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