We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Book In Advance
from US$56
More Info
St. Maarten Combo Tour: Butterfly Farm and Orient Bay
from US$406
More Info
Custom Private St Maarten Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:00
Le Galion Beach Rd | St Martin/St Maarten, Quartier D'Orleans 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 590 87-3121
Write a Review
Reviews (950)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

201 - 210 of 806 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Loved visiting the butterfly farm. So many pretty moths and butterfly's. The tour and talk were educational as well as entertaining. Molly was fun!

Thank DMare5
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice visit to the butterflies. Great guide and entertaining tour during our visit. When you visit them you can return for free during your stay on the island! We plan to go back next week and take our friends

Thank Michael v
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Nice quiet way to see butterflies. They are flitting around everywhere and the guides are quite informative. After their talk, you are left to explore. They will even give you a return pass if you want. The kids that were there really were interested. There...More

Thank Lahna Y
Reviewed 6 May 2016

we went here as a cruise excursion, it was wonderful. there are so may butterflies. they will land on you if you are lucky. our guide molly was so informative.they also have the catterpillers that become butterflies for you to see.

Thank anita l
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The visits with the kids were great. The explanations we got were very interesting. Everybody had a nice time, we took lots of pictures too, and also enjoyed a drink and some gifts at the store. we reocmmend it, and will take visitor friends there...More

Thank Marie-ClaireCM
Reviewed 2 May 2016

If you have kids they will LOVE it! If you have no kids, don't despair, you will love it too :) This butterfly farm is a family run business. It has a very friendly and informative staff who are happy to share their knowledge about...More

Thank Shan199
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful! One of our favorite places on SMX! Be sure to go when the sun is shining & there are not too many cruise ships in port. A spiritual experience.

Thank Dean R
Reviewed 2 May 2016

What a great way to spend a morning! The staff was friendly, and funny, and taught us much about these beautiful creatures. The best part was being able to touch..and wear... the butterflies. We were able to take some incredible pictures. The rum drink was...More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Lovely butterflies. Molly was fantastic - informative and friendly. We highly recommend a visit. Olly & Beth

Thank blmilner
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We heard other folks talking about the butterfly farm, so we went. It was much more interesting than I thought it would be. I highly recommend it.

Thank hwilcox
Nearby Restaurants
The Sun Beach Clubber
545 reviews
.77 km away
Le Piment
909 reviews
.79 km away
453 reviews
.75 km away
248 reviews
.77 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orient Bay Beach
4,500 reviews
.87 km away
Le Galion Beach
433 reviews
.69 km away
Sxm Surf Explorer
236 reviews
.69 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
29 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Dogwalker45 | Reviewed this property |
No, none at all...beautiful and bug free except for a few flies
12 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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