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.

  • What a wonderful place !!!! One of the highlights of our cruise vacation for sure. Truly, we need more awareness/education of nature in our lives !!!! And if you remember anyt ... read more

    - Brenda J Walker
  • We visited the butterfly farm in Aruba in May this year. We would just like to say thank you. We found the staff very friendly and knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. ... read more

    - Karen Thomas
  • My husband & I are from New York and visited your Butterfly Farm in St Maarten last week (Feb 7, 2013) -- we found it absolutely fascinating! Thank you so much!

    - Kathy
  • Visited the Butterfly Farm in Aruba and had a blast! The people are very nice and know a lot about the butterflies. The diversity of species is amazing! I recommend it for everyon ... read more

    - Deborah Leiman
  • 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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