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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 25 April 2016

The butterflies are beautiful and your kids will have a lot of fun learning about them. With no kids -- 15 minutes there will be enough.

Thank magictoken
Reviewed 21 April 2016

There was a light rain on the day we went which meant there weren't as many butterflies out as normal. I'd say we saw about 15-20 species though which still made it worthwhile. The sun did come out at one point and it was magical....More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Butterfly Farm is located close to Le Galion Beach which I highly recommend to families (no waves!) We visited the Butterfly Farm early in the morning and saw butterflies leaving their cocoons, basically being born - it was an amazing experience! Main reason for...More

Thank newyorker1974
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The butterfly farm in Saint Maarten is beautiful the tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and gave very detailed information about the lifecycle of the animal the sustainability of keeping them and all of the plant life and wildlife that sustains the monarch butterfly and the...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Neat place with a lot of knowledge and very friendly staff. I learned a lot about butterflies and what plants are helpful to them.

Thank icyparrott
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Took the family to this farm which we have visited before. It is always very interesting and the hosts are very entertaining. They know their stuff! Unfortunately, the farm has been destroyed by hurricanes several times over the past couple of years and insurance no...More

Thank jrivera2
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We didn't get in because it was closed midday on a Wednesday. not sure why. i did talk to someone who had been there on a taxi tour and enjoyed it. Not sure how to check if it's open.

Thank sjanderson6
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The butterfly farm is a great experience. The owner is very knowledgeable and gave a wonderful presentation. We left this tour knowing a whole lot more about butterflies. The butterfly farm has a small outdoor area to sit and order a drink or snacks and...More

Thank TiggyStyle
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had an excellent tour of the Butterfly Farm by the owner himself. He is eloquent and knows his subject, and gets you infused with butterflies and moths. There was also a complimentary drink from the friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank c0linwhite
Reviewed 14 April 2016

On the day we visited it was very hot and humid so of course it was a little uncomfortable. The farm is just that, being they raise and cultivate butter flies. It is completely enclosed by a very large net and a building inside for...More

Thank GreaseMonkey1499
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How long can those on the Celebrity excursion stay at the Farm? I am truly a butterfly lover.
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
Many mosquitoes ?
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
how much is entry to the butterfly farm?
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