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.

NOTE: The Butterfly Farm in St Martin remains CLOSED since being destroyed bycategory 5 hurricane Irma, Sept 2017.

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 first cruise was so exciting because I looked forward to visiting the Butterfly Farm. Our trip to visit to St Martin was all that my heart desired becaused of the BUTTERFLY FAR ... read more

    - Bridget Avant
  • What a great place. Josh is a great tour guide

    - Linda Oroark
  • Our visit to your farm on St Maartin was the highlight of our Caribbean cruise last year. We offer you our prayers and best wishes for the future following Hurricane Irma.

    - Mrs Robinson
  • I had an unbelievable experience at the Butterfly Farm in St Marteen. Great time and learning experience, but most of all an amazing opportunity to sharpen my photographic skills. ... read more

    - Lucie Lecomte
  • Would like to get started with seeds.

    - Glenn Erickson
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