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.

  • 18 mars 2014, Des commentaires judicieux et instructifs. Un environnement calme et simple. Quelle belle expĂ©rience ! Lorraine et Raymond (Canada)

    - Ray Giguere
  • We had a delightful time at The Butterfly Farm on January 30, 2014. We went on an excursion from RCL's Freedom of the Seas. Willie's commentary was full of humour and information ... read more

    - Dennis Reedy
  • Es war wunderbar und hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Vielen Dank

    - Fritz Gloor
  • I visited your farm in February and it was wonderful! It is truly an amazing experience. You are doing wonderful things there.

    - Linda Kurpjuweit
  • Hi Tony Thank you for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to do an interview with me. I really appreciate it. I will send the audio if you would like to have it. J ... read more

    - Jeanne White
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