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.

  • My family and I had a great time!!!!! Karen made my grandmother's day with that special tour minus caterpillars! (Grams was afraid of caterpillars and refused to go in) One of t ... read more

    - Dana Harrinanan
  • We were at your Butterfly Farm on April 28th 2014 on the tour bus from the Explorer of the Seas.. The tour, It was A#1 we had a great time with you at the farm that day and the re ... read more

    - Mike Riess
  • Our visit (or more accurately visits, as we went back four times!) to the Butterfly farm in Aruba was truly one of the highlights of our trip. It was so beautiful and peaceful. The ... read more

    - Laurie and Steve Natal
  • What a wonderful excursion. The guide was very informative and interesting. Thank you for the hard work put into making your farm available to the public.

    - Judith Taylor
  • Thanks for the wonderful tour and interesting instruction on the butterfly life cycle. What a once-in-a-lifetime treat to have these beautiful creatures all around you and to get ... read more

    - Linda
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