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The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons)

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Le Galion Beach Rd | St Martin/St Maarten, Quartier D'Orleans 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-587-3562
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PLEASE NOTE!!! THE BUTTERFLY FARM IN ST MARTIN IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA!! At the Butterfly Farm you will be escorted by your guide who will lead you through a specially created exhibition area of landscaped gardens. This is the butterflies own lush tropical garden playground! Here you will see hundreds of rare and exotic butterflies fluttering freely around you. The guide will identify different species, point out courtship and mating displays and tell butterfly facts and stories. You can also witness the various stages of the butterfly's life cycle, from butterflies laying their eggs to caterpillars hatching, growing and forming their chrysalis. Ask your guide how to handle the butterflies and caterpillars if you dare! The tour lasts around 15 minutes and you are welcome to stay as long as you like at leisure in the gardens. There is also an extensive selection of butterfly gifts and souvenirs in the shop, or drinks available in the shady cafe.
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Le Galion Beach Rd | St Martin/St Maarten, Quartier D'Orleans 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-587-3562
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

On the road to a quiet beach there is this nice garden where you can sit and relax seeing the butterflies chase eachother. The entrance fee is a bit steep, USD 15, but follow-up visits are free.

Thank jacq045
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went on a tour prior to the farm and it was informative and interesting (apart of the cruise excursion.) It was great to learn about the history and culture of St. Maarten. As for the Butterfly Farm it was a wonderful experience. Molly was...More

Thank Elle L
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We decided to stop for a visit since my mom loves butterflies. It was extremely warm and she wanted to wait in the car. We stayed for the informative tour. Our tour guide (can't remember her name) was funny, thorough and entertaining. Well worth the...More

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Having researched things to do in St Martin whilst on a cruise stop I came across the Butterfly farm which I thought would make nice change for my daughter (25) and I and it looked as though we could visit this and then potentially walk...More

Thank Linda271191
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We decided to go to La Ferme des Papillons with our 9 year old son as a break from the beach and to have an educational aspect of our vacation. We found a quaint attraction with hundreds of beautiful butterflies gliding around a gorgeous garden....More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 22 July 2017

It is a very nice place to visit. You will see tons of butterflies and moths. A must if you visit St. Martin.

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We've done butterflies a few places. This was alright. $30 to get in which seems on the high side. Yes, you can come back for free, but it was kind of small compared to one in Mexico so we didn't return. Lots to look at,...More

Thank azfunsun13
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

It was very cool to be up close and personal with so many different species of butterflies and some moths. It's definitely a must do when visiting St. Martin. Karin, the owner is such a lovely person...she cares so much about the conservation of butterflies...More

Thank Minerva R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A smaller garden then we've seen elsewhere, but still fun to walk around and see the butterlfies. The guided tour was worth it, very educational, and points out many things you miss in plain sight. Wear bright colors, many land right on you.

Thank WBaskett
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the farm in the early morning. Starting our trip around the isle. The staff did a great job explaining the different caterpillars sitting on the leaves, moths and butterflies flying around us. In case you want they explain how to get one pretty butterfly...More

Thank Dayoma
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24 January 2017|
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Response from pstearns406 | Reviewed this property |
You can stay as long as you want or for as long as your transportation arrangements allow. If on the shore excursion, it is usually about an hour to an hour and a half. Be sure to take video in slow motion as it will reveal... More
29 January 2016|
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Response from Dogwalker45 | Reviewed this property |
No, none at all...beautiful and bug free except for a few flies
12 November 2015|
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Response from K s | Property representative |
Our entrance fee is $15 pp and half price for children (under 3 years free). This includes a guided tour of the Farm and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Will also give a free pass for the duration of your... More