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.
Visited your butterfly farm in Aruba last week (March 2016). The people at the site were awesome. The area was well maintained with a great selection of specimens to view
August 2013 marked trip number 9 to the farm and there will be more. My daughters love the butterflies and we are glad to be the first family in your Frequent Flyer program. Every ... read more
A very special visit while recently on a cruise. It was something that I will not forget.
We just visited your Butterfly Farm last week. It was truly beautiful and we learned a lot. Our 12 year old daughter was with us and she just loved exploring and watching for the ... read more
Our boys loved your garden and we enjoyed the tour!