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.
Tony and Lori continue to thrive in Aruba but sadly The Butterfly Farm in St Martin remains CLOSED since being destroyed by category 5 hurricane Irma, Sept 2017.
Visiting the farm is the first thing we do when we visit Aruba each year. Being remembered by the staff on each visit says alot.
We visited the farm in Oct 2016 and had a fabulous time! Such a wonderful place! Been thinking about you all in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. I hope all your family and staff ar ... read more
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
I had the pleasure of visiting the Butterfly Farm on my trip to St. Maarten on 9/12/13. It is such a beautiful farm and Willie, the "narrator" really knows his butterflies. :-) T ... read more
Awesome! We've visited twice.