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.

  • We had a great time visiting in St. Martin. The butterflies were beautiful as was the talk by our well informed guide. My only regret is we didn't get to spend more time as the O ... read more

    - Chris Bellin
  • The Butterfly Farm is amazing!! It is a small, family enterprise and it's run by a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I really learned a lot and it is a wonderous thing to be ... read more

    - Tracy
  • Loved it!!

    - Laurie Hatalla
  • We got to visit the butterfly farm in St. Martin this January, it was so pretty and our guide Molly was fantastic. Made me wish for spring seeing all the beautiful flowers. I ca ... read more

    - Paula Sledge
  • 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

    - Karen MacGregor
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