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Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Fabulous Education on All Kinds of Spices

Thirty years ago a Belize resident from India realized the similar weather and founded this farm to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jfarlam
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Windsor, Canada
Wonderful Excursion on NCL!

We had four adults and two children, ages 11 and 8, on this tour just last week. We had arranged... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KGPurcell
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Southern Highway | 1 Mile South of Golden Stream Bridge, Golden Stream Village, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thirty years ago a Belize resident from India realized the similar weather and founded this farm to raise spices previously grown in India. Over the years, some spices were proved economic to raise and growing was expanded while others remained as small demonstration plots. Today...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had four adults and two children, ages 11 and 8, on this tour just last week. We had arranged the trip through an excursion on Norwegian Cruise Line. It involved a boat ride to the shore, then a 55 minute bus ride to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the excellent review . Special thanks for posting beautiful pictures

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was spectacular. Amazing information and knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend. We went on to purchase a number of items at the gift shop. An employee offered to wrap two of the items to help keep them safe during our travels. Those items...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry Actually my first contact was through trip advisor after you left. Staff tried to call you the next day. We can offer you 2 options. First one is to send you a refund. (please send us your address). second is to send items...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the many spices and plantings at the farm. So many spices with such unique requirements for growth and harvesting - fascinating. The flowers and entire farm are so beautiful. The main building where we had a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a great review. We are constantly improving and beautifying our facility.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special place. Beautiful teak building with teak furniture for the beginning and end of the tour. One of the best gift shops and best prices we have seen in Belize, especially for spices and local wooden items. The tour was in a large wooden tram...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a great review. Our guides like what they do and are knowledgeable/ Special thanks for the compliments

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wasn’t sure what to expect after (disappointingly) visiting a chocolate farm earlier in our cruise. This place was awesome. The main building is beautiful, made from teak wood, as was much of the furniture. First we boarded a tram which took us through the farms...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Vow! Amazing review. Our staff try real hard to keep the grounds beautiful and our guests interested. Thanks for the kind words of compliments.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visited the Spice farm on a cruse. Was very informal and educational. The tour guide was very passionate about what he was doing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a great review and perfect rating.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

My brother and I had a wonderful time touring the Spice Farm. It was easy to find and took about 1hr 40 minutes from Placencia. The place is beautiful!!! Lots of interesting things to see on our tour. It was great to have a private...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words and compliments. Sorry about the lunch being "expensive" We try hard to keep price as low as possible. Being in the jungle and not having grid power etc add to our expenses.

Reviewed 4 December 2018

This was a fun and informative tour. We drove around through all kinds of bushes, trees, and such with a very knowledgeable guide starting with several ponds of hardy lilies on a real adventure. We were in a wagon pulled by a tractor. They stop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review.Special Thanks for taking time making it detailed.

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Was so fascinating and informative. Enjoyed the drive around to each of the plants with full explanation of how grown, harvested, and prepared for use. Learned a lot about each spice and will go back should I be I Belize again.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks. I don't have to say reviews like yours make us very happy. Our staff see the reviews. We are constantly changing and improving our little spice and botanical garden

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Erika A
Got bit several times at the Spice Farm tour I got bit by a black flying insect several times. We did bring bug spray with us but I forgot to put some on. We sat in the back of the tractor ride and our daughter who was carrying the bug spray sat in the very front while we went through the tour and I kept feeling something bite my ankles I would look down and see a black flying insect. I tried to shake my legs as to not cause a scene and scream and ruin the tour for everyone but it kept coming back to bite. This ruined the trip for me as all I could focus on was my ankles as if I took my eyes off for a minute and I stopped shaking my legs I would get bit again. Now 2 weeks later I have these swollen bites that are uncontrollably itchy. Can someone tell me what bit me so I can look up how to treat the bites?
18 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas M | Property representative |
Hi Black little (very tiny) insect may be sand fly mostly seen in sandy beach area. We have Dr flies (like horse fly in US) not too much sand fly. It is seasonal. I think a mild hydrocortisone cream (0.25 %) may help. If... More
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Alexandra D
11 March 2018|
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Response from Thomas M | Property representative |
We are wheel Chair friendly. Basically no steps Probably the first such facility in S . Belize Our guide keep a close eye on people who may need assistance and offer help .
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Laurie S
8 December 2017|
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Response from Thomas M | Property representative |
Yes we take Credit cards , the old fashioned way (no Good internet connection) I will try to get you a price list, It is a long list
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