Butterfly Encounter

Sandpiper Amenities

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When you stay at The Sandpiper in the lovely, quaint, beachside town of New Smyrna Beach, you are close to everything, including the amazing Butterfly Encounter at Luka’s Nursery in nearby Oviedo. This year-round butterfly and bird conservatory offers an experience like no other, where you can actually feed butterflies from your fingertips! Named one of the 25 largest tourist attractions in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal, it is definitely a stop you’ll want to add to your itinerary.

Luka’s Nursery has amassed the largest variety of native butterflies within a 4,000 square foot conservatory. Other Luka’s Nursery offerings include an aviary with colorful, exotic finches, its own covey of adorable button quail, as well as a gift shop with nature gifts such as butterfly art and other home décor and a gorgeous nursery with an enormous inventory of beautiful plants and flowers that, of course, attract butterflies!

Stay at The Sandpiper, enjoy luxurious, ocean view accommodations just steps from the beach, and float like a butterfly to all of Central Florida’s most popular attractions, such as Daytona Beach – “The World’s Most Famous Beach” and the birthplace of NASCAR, historic St. Augustine, history making Cape Canaveral and everything Orlando has to offer. 

Oh and here is a very good tip for all you butterfly seekers out there. Peak butterfly season is April through November, so it is the perfect time to visit!