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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice time here. The butterflies are lovely to see and the tour is good - interesting, informative and a good length. Great value for money too.

Thank traveller123252
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small farm, but the staff and I had extensive conversations on butterflies (I grow milkweed in Canada to support Monarchs). The $15 fee allows one multiple visits while on the island.. I visited on a very wet dull day, and was...More

Thank orped
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to St Martin twice, and have visited the Butterfly Farm both times as it is beautiful and provides some great photo opps. On our first trip we did not go on a tour as the timing didn't work out and it was rather...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Although it was very warm inside where the butterflies were, it was totally worth it! It was so amazing to see all the different species all fluttering around you. Our guide was 15 years old but so knowledgeable and such a mature and fun guide....More

Thank susansandig
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Butterfly Farm. It is a little pricey at $15 per person, the tour was very informative, the butterflies are beautiful and it was nice to learn what you need to do to attract butterflies to your...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The garden was pretty but nothing unique. We visited as a shore excursion from royal carribean. Had I never been to a butterfly exhibit I probably would have been impressed. I live in Indianapolis and can enjoy a much larger exhibit at the zoo.

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The English tour guide was a delight and not too hung up on himself. Wonderful dry sense of humour and love of his subject matter.

Thank BeenAroundFolks
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This was pretty educational. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. they have 10 or 15 species of butterflies and moths and they can be seen in various stages of development. the butterflies are beautiful and well cared for and you can spend an hour...More

Thank dmount2001
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Fairly small but lots of butterflies, little bit expensive at $15 a person but interesting if you have not seen one before. Personally I found the one in Niagara Falls Canada is much bigger with quite a few more butterflies.

Thank Laker012001
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Butterfly farm is always a stop for my family and I when on St. Martin. The staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable. Great chances to take photos of all the butterflies. Go early when they are more active.

Thank cmanatee
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How long can those on the Celebrity excursion stay at the Farm? I am truly a butterfly lover.
24 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 ?
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
how much is entry to the butterfly farm?
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