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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. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 590 87-3121
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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. Car parking and rest rooms on site free of charge.
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Le Galion Beach Rd | St Martin/St Maarten, Quartier D'Orleans 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 590 87-3121
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Butterfly Farm is a unique and wonderful experience and we have gone multiple times. The enclosure contains numerous butterfly and moth species and the tour guides are excellent. This is not to be missed!

Thank marcsX9529ZD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early in the (9AM) when the butterflies are most active. The butterflies are beautiful, the price is a bit high. A guided tour (no extra cost) is regularly scheduled, It's interesting, but not completely factual.

Thank R H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Butterfly farm the last time we were on the island and when we returned with our son, we decided to visit it. The farm is locate just outside of Oriente Baie and the road to the farm is well marked. The staff...More

1  Thank TheJunks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this butterfly farm. It's a nice drive up along the coast and worth the trip. There were a lot of butterflies and we really learned a lot about the life cycle and what they are attracted to as well as about moths....More

Thank we3fish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely butterflies and an interesting tour of how they grow and life expectancy. Near Orient Beach area.

Thank Lucy9112001
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Anne Louise D | Reviewed this property |
There was an excursion from a cruise ship while we were there. They stayed about an hour which was plenty of time. It is not a large venue but very beautiful and if you love butterflies, I strongly recommend The Butterfly... More
30 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
13 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