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The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons)

#1 of 2 things to do in Quartier D'Orleans Features Animals
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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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 5 July 2017

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

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25 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
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