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.
Tony and Lori continue to thrive in Aruba but sadly The Butterfly Farm in St Martin remains CLOSED since being destroyed bycategory 5 hurricane Irma, Sept 2017.
We were at this wonderful butterfly farm twice, the week of April 1, 2013. We loved it so much, we had to go back! So much to see and learn... So many photos to take! Love, love ... read more
the butterfly farm seems to be a secret, we found it by mere chance, and so grateful we did, it really made the trip! We learned so many fascinating things about life and the wor ... read more
We enjoyed our visit with our parents & grandparents. The butterfly's came right over and sat on our fingers.
Enjoyed the beautful Butterflys!
I just visited the butterfly farm in St. Marten, and it was very good. I came from Freedom of the Seas, a cruise ship about 5 days ago.