No, we’re not talking about the “clothing optional” activities for which this island can be famous! This “au naturel” means eco-friendly outings that help you to get close to nature while having a terrific time.
There’s more than one way to go wild on holiday on St. Maarten, you can also go seeking out the island’s coolest critters and creatures. You can start by taking a walk on the wild side at the St. Maarten Zoo in Philipsburg. It’s a huge non-profit foundation housing over 300 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrate making it the largest zoological park in the Caribbean.
The first Butterfly Farm in Saint Martin opened its doors to the public in 1994. It is also called La Ferme Des Papillons because of its location on the French-side of the tiny dual nation Caribbean Island of St Martin/St Maarten.
Caribbean coral reefs are home to hundreds of different types of fish, who vary from one another in size, color, patterning, shape, and behavior. Looking at an active coral reef can be mind-boggling at first, but it won’t take you long to see some order in the chaos.
Loterie Farm is probably the only example on St. Martin of a private nature reserve. At Loterie Farm, they have made it their business to protect all 54 hectares of this beautiful countryside set deep in the interior of the island.