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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 4 weeks ago

My wife wanted to visit and I agreed because she agrees to many of my ideas that aren't necessarily high on her list. However, I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The butterflies are incredibly beautiful, and it is very calming to...More

Thank Perry M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Butterfly Farm is an enjoyable and fun place to visit, especially for children. I would suggest the tour, which will give you good information and insight into butterflies. Go early in the morning if possible (opens at 9:00 am) because butterflies are more active...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The locals told us that the morning was better than the afternoon because the butterflies don't fly as much as in the afternoon. In addition, it can get quite steamy. We arrived just after the farm opened at 9 am. Our guide, Molly admitted to...More

2  Thank Grendyl
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews the place appeared worth visiting especially since we had a toddler on our hands. We are not butterfly lovers, but we decided to give it a shot, mostly because of our child. We didn't regret it. There are lots of butterflies...More

Thank Alena L
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Simply terrific spot. You must see. Amanda Blue lives in Sweden, Finland What color really is the Moon? I found the Butterfly Jack And she is sitting in my hand. You will not forget this special place.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Over on the north side of the island. Watch for the signs of you can miss it.. Lots of butterflies. The little talk was informative but it was mainly nice to have someone to ask question of. I would suggest you go in the morning...More

Thank Lance S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The wife and I visited this location on a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean cruises. The owner's daughter led the tour and she was very knowledgeable about butterflies and she answered all questions in a very friendly manner. This was just one of the venues...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We visited here on a tour bus with plenty of other people and had a lovely time. The owner is very knowledgeable and kind. They have a wide variety of butterflies and you can interact with them. Not for the fearful as they can and...More

Thank Carina M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is certainly a pleasant way of spending an hour, walking through the Butterflies. Not something that you see very much anymore. The narration on the tour was very good

Thank fogsworld
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We had no expectations upon arriving at the Butterfly farm. It was surprisingly good with a wide variety of butterflies and the staff is knowledgeable about them. Everyone there was super friendly.

Thank mj0523
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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