Visit a Butterfly Farm

Image                                   The beautiful beach we stopped at to ask for directions on the way there. 

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Every year when we go to St. Martin we hear people bring up the butterfly farm. I’d always wanted to go, but so far, we hadn’t gotten there. This year, I decided it was time to see the butterfly farm!

My parents said they would come too, so we left the hotel in the morning, since the farm closes around mid-afternoon. Driving to the farm was also a nice chance to get views of some beautiful scenery and see different places on the island we don’t normally always get to.

When you arrive at the farm, there is an adorable house, which contains the farm’s gift shop; after you walk through the curtains in the gift shop, you enter the farm, a relatively tiny, yet beautifully enclosed area where the butterflies are located.

I decided it might be neat to get a photo with one of the butterflies on my hat, so the tour guide was nice enough to place a beautiful green one there. Then he added, “I have an idea if you want the coolest picture ever.” Although it took a few tries, with his net, he took the biggest butterfly I have ever seen and placed it on my hat; it definitely was a neat photo op!

If you’ve never been to a butterfly farm, I’d definitely recommend going at least once, as it was such a nice feeling to be surrounded by such beauty. Even the greenery surrounding the farm was nice to look at.

So who else has been to a butterfly farm or has/is going to add this item on their bucket lists? I’d love to hear about your experiences!

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62 Responses to Visit a Butterfly Farm

  1. WOW! That looks and sounds like a very special place, thanks for sharing.

  2. So cool! I want to go to one…

  3. Annette says:

    That butterfly is HUGE! I was able to do this in Costa Rica, but I definitely don’t remember any that were that big.

  4. Pat . says:

    That is a BIG butterfly!
    My wife has an irrational fear of butterflies, so you have just experienced her worst nightmare. 🙂

    • Haha, aww that’s funny. That actually reminds me of my mom’s response when we first got to the butterfly farm; she likes butterflies, but when one landed on her, she yelled “Get it off of me!” while the rest of the farm was completely silent. The best part was that my dad got it on video lol

  5. masterd78 says:

    That looks awesome! That butterfly on your hat is amazing!

  6. untoldstory6 says:

    Wow!!! I’ve always wanted to go somewhere like this, it looking simply amazing!!!

  7. missengwell says:

    Wow, I’ve never even heard of a butterfly farm but that looks cool! My Mum loves them and would be pretty jealous haha, nice post 😄👍

  8. juliagulia06 says:

    Reblogged this on Travel with Juli and commented:
    Perfect Paradise!

  9. Thats awesome! Wish I was there soaking up the sun and some butterfly fun- tired of all this rain! yucky

  10. codyhough says:

    Looks like a lot of fun!! I must say I’m quite jealous of you! Can’t wait to see more updates.

  11. Wow! I think this looks like a beautiful place…I have a friend though who is TERRIFIED of butterflies. This would send her into a nervous breakdown. I might send her the link. Noooo…I won’t do that to her. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Serena says:

    That’s so cool! Definitely adding it to my bucket list!

  13. rahul kanyal says:

    You are awesome Christine, reading about your adventures gives me energy to live.Thank you.

  14. 1annecasey says:

    Wonderful captures!!

  15. nicb1rd says:

    We love St. Martin, in fact that’s where my husband and I got engaged. 🙂 We have a group of friends that goes pretty much every year. Never went to the butterfly farm though – we’ll have to check that out next time. Nice shots!

  16. Redneck Garage says:

    I’ve experience two butterfly farms. They truly are amazing and your photos are fantastic. There is a Regional Park near my hometown where the Monarch butterflies winter each year. The trees are covered in Monarchs. An amazing site to see.

  17. spagically says:

    I really love butterflies. Almost more than flowers. I think it is Greek mythology where they symbolise the soul but am not sure. They are such precious beautiful delicate things. I always feel lucky when I see a butterfly 🙂
    I have been to several butterfly houses, sometimes they were just hothouses in a zoo or a botanical garden where the butterflies lived, sometimes among other animals like lizards, birds or fish 🙂 the tropical hothouses are really nice because of the colourful flowers too, sometimes very big and smelling strong and strange 🙂 Butterflies love bright colours, like the flowers they drink from, so if you are wearing anything bright, you are sure to get a butterfly land on it. I’m not sure if they like irridescent kind of things (like blues and greens) but generally they are attracted to sweet things and bright 🙂
    It is a great item to have on your bucket list, though I’m not sure many people think of it, which is a pity. So congratulations! glad you enjoyed it so much 🙂 Being around butterflies is like having a dream of playing around with stars in the sky.
    Sorry for going on a bit. Really love your post, thank you for it 🙂 lightened up my day with soulfulness and beauty. Thank you 🙂
    PS have you ever given anyone a butterfly kiss? or had anyone give you one? it’s easy and very fun: put your face close enough to the other person’s skin and let your eyelashes flutter over it. you can try it on your hand. 🙂
    flutter flutter,
    butterfly lover 🙂

    • Haha aw I’m so glad you enjoyed my post 🙂 But yes, butterflies really are such pretty creatures! I think it’s awesome you’ve been to so many places that have them and I agree that it’s not a bucket list item one would think of right away, but I’m glad I got the chance to see the farm. It’s definitely neat to see them around the colorful flowers. And lol, thank you for the suggestion! 🙂

  18. Beautiful butterflies, what I think the most of is my grandfather. We both shared a beautiful song by Eddie Arnold. This song is about letting go, which is what I had to do when he passed away last September.

    Looking foward to more of your gorgeous pictures.Thanks for making my day brighter!

  19. Avril Cadden says:

    Looks like a great place to visit. I love butterflies! Thanks for posting.x

  20. RaisingDragonBoy says:

    Hi, it looks like an amazing place! Love your pics!

  21. julespaige says:

    Though late in the season, a few years back we tried to resuce and grow some monarch eggs from the milkweed in our yard. We watched as they went from the sized of the dot on an i (maybe a tad bigger) to caterpillars the size of our pinkie fingers. But they had caught a mite/disease and couldn’t develop. I wish I had known about the Butterfly house when we where there in St. Maartin a few years back. But locally we also have a Butterfly House. I marvel at the size of some of the butterflies that visited your hat!

    Thanks for stopping by my place, I’ll bookmark yours 🙂

    • Wow that’s awesome you had monarch eggs in your yard and really neat you tried to rescue them. It’s also really cool you have a butterfly house nearby! But thanks so much & I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

  22. stephglaser says:

    Beautiful photos — this place sounds and looks so cool! Thanks for sharing and thank you for following Travel Oops! Cheers, Steph

  23. I knew that was St. Martin the second I saw the first picture of the beach! Orient Beach has got to be one of the best beaches in the world… We’ve stayed at Mont Vernon – the green roofed building in the distance 🙂 But we’ve never been to the butterfly farm.

    • Haha that’s too funny, but yes, Orient beach is absolutely beautiful; the sand is so soft there! That’s really neat you stay fairly near there. It’s funny because I’ve been going since I was a baby, but this was my first time at the butterfly farm. I’d definitely recommend checking it out at least once if you get the chance though 🙂

  24. vonhonnauldt says:

    Loved the picture of the rock! The butterflies, too, of course, but I love word play.

    Speaking of which, I’m “all aflutter” that you took the time to drop by my blog and are now following it. Thank you.

    God’s best to you.

  25. terrepruitt says:

    I’ve never even thought about there being butterfly farms. When I saw that on your list, I thought, “What???? Well, I guess . . . there are . . . what? Butterfly farms?” That is the biggest butterfly ON YOUR HEAD (!!!!!) that I have ever seen — anywhere! Fun thing to have on your list!

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