Get an up close look at some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic butterflies at the Butterfly Farm on the east side of St. Martin. The farm has a collection of more than 40 species of butterflies and moths—including rare species like the Central American postman and Brazilian blue morpho—that live and breed among the lush tropical gardens that create a Zen-like experience with waterfalls and koi-filled pools inside the screened enclosure. If you come early in the morning, you may have the chance to spot new butterflies emerging from their cocoons, and if you wear brightly colored clothes, they may mistake you for flowers and land on your shoulder.
The Butterfly Farm is located on the east side of French St. Martin, near Orient Beach. It’s a seven-minute drive from Grand Gase and 15 minutes from Marigot. After visiting the butterflies, you can browse the on-site gift shop for butterfly-themed jewelry and souvenirs.