Marie Sharp’s Factory

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"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.


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

You may enjoy staying in Stann Creek District if you plan on visiting Marie Sharp’s Factory, since visitors to this region of Belize will be pleased to have throughout their trip. If you want to stay somewhere close to you'll enjoy a fair number of hotels in the region to choose from.

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

is in a nice location for travelers wanting to find a variety of food options in the same general vicinity. The most convenient place to eat is Coconut's Seaside Grill, which serves Caribbean dishes. Coconut's Seaside Grill is only around four and a half miles from this site's location, so grab a table and dig in! Also within reach, you and your party will encounter eateries such as Cella's Pizza House and Cheng Wai so hopefully, at least one of these nearby picks will satisfy the whole gang.


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.


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




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