Marie Sharp’s Factory

Photo credit © Marie Sharp's Factory
 

"The whole world loves Marie Sharp's." If you're interested in seeing how some of the most popular hot sauces and condiments in Belize are made, take a tour at Marie Sharp's Factory -- often led by Marie herself.

Offerings

A tour of the factory takes visitors through the kitchen which is filled with huge, smoking steel pots in which the sauces and condiments are heated, to a room of huge vats where the ingredients are mixed, to the chill room where the fresh ingredients are stored, and into the factory room where everything is bottled and labeled. The tour ends with a trip to the shop where you can sample and purchase the products, including Habenero Pepper Sauce, tropical jams and jellies, fruit squashes, and seasonings at reduced prices. If you're a fan, make sure to ask to speak to Marie Sharp before you go. If she's available she is happy to come out and mingle.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Marie Sharp’s Factory may choose to book their trip in Stann Creek District, as guests staying in this part of Belize will be excited to have during their visit. There are a good bunch of hotels in the region around this facility.

Hotels near Marie Sharp’s Factory
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Pelican Beach Resort Hotel 4.3 mi. (1.5 km) E
Jungle Huts Lodge Lodge 4.6 mi. (0.2 km) ESE
Weyohan Hotel Hotel 4.7 mi. (0.6 km) ESE
Flomon's Guest House Guest house 4.7 mi. (0.4 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

If your belly starts rumbling during your trip to Marie Sharp’s Factory, consider experiencing one of the nearby restaurants. Coconut's Seaside Grill, which serves up Caribbean meals, is also the closest restaurant to Marie Sharp’s Factory. It is only around four and a half miles away from this landmark, so check it out and try something off the menu. Cella's Pizza House and Cheng Wai are some of the other refreshment choices nearby where visitors will be able to try a new dish and experience the Belize culture.

Information

Operating Hours

The factory is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday as well as from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. If you have a large group. it is advisable to call ahead.

Payment

The cost of the tour is free, but make sure to have some money on hand because you'll definitely want to pick up one of their products on your way out the door.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (501) 523-2087 Or (501) 522-2370

Location: 1 Melinda Road, Stann Creek District, Belize

Website: http://www.mariesharps-bz.com/

Email: fierylady70@yahoo.com

 

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