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 the butterfly farm a few weeks ago while on a cruise. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Got wonderful pics of the butterflies in the viewing room and lots of cute s ... read more

    - Heather
  • Well done... we enjoyed an outstanding visit with you folks. Our tour was booked thru Celebrity Cruise Lines. We hope to be back again. Keep up your good work.

    - Terry Pendergast
  • My wife and I recently visited the Aruba farm while on vacation. We always look for the simpler things to entertain us. We would amazed to see what was on display and very much ali ... read more

    - William Andersen
  • Was just here in the last week of February 2013....My second trip and probably not my last. I love the beauty of this place.

    - Kelly
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