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.

  • I would love to learn more about butterflys

    - Virginia Willmeth
  • Visited your farm just last week with a friend. Our visit was the highlight of our week long cruise. Thanks for the ideas to cultivate our own butterfly farm. Hanson, MA

    - Barbara
  • We really enjoyed our visit it like a jungle of butterflies!

    - Alanna Turpin
  • Last week while in St. Maarten vacationing with family, we visited the Butterfly Farm. It was one of the highlights of our trip!! What a beautiful, special place. What a great v ... read more

    - Jayne Duey
  • What a wonderful visit to The Butterfly Farm in Aruba on Tuesday, May 15. Our tour was great & we learned some much from our guide. We even returned early the following morning t ... read more

    - John & David
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