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.

  • An outstanding journey my wife and I had visiting the Butterfly Farm. We learned much and enjoyed the beauty of St Maarten.

    - Richard Staddon
  • Our boys loved your garden and we enjoyed the tour!

    - Ru Yang
  • I wanted to say how much I enjoyed our visit to St. Martin's butterfly farm. It was very enjoyable and our guide was very knowledgeable about the life cycle of the butterflies..I e ... read more

    - Valerie
  • My husband and I visited the Butterfly Farm in January 2017 as one of our cruise excursions. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Our only wish is that we had more time to tak ... read more

    - Tiffany Wilkinson
  • Wie geht es euch nach dem Hurikan Irmi?

    - Zauberblume
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