"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.
Stann Creek District is a good option for those wishing to visit Marie Sharp’s Factory, since those staying in this area of Belize will be pleased to have for the duration of their trip. There are a notable number of hotels in the region nearby this landmark.
|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|
|Guest house||4.7 mi. (0.4 km)||ESE|
If you're hungry after spending time at Marie Sharp’s Factory, you should consider getting a bite to eat at one of the restaurants near Marie Sharp’s Factory. Coconut's Seaside Grill, which plates up Caribbean meals, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. The restaurant is only around four and a half miles from this landmark, so check it out and eat up! Also close-by, you will find options such as and allowing you to choose between a variety of lunch and dinner possibilities.
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.
Phone Number: (501) 523-2087 Or (501) 522-2370
Location: 1 Melinda Road, Stann Creek District, Belize
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