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“Fun and educational!”

Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We toured the spice farm on a slow day. In other words, no cruise ship in town. First we had lunch at the restaurant (great fish and chicken dishes) and then we toured. Fidel was our guide, and even though he thought he had limited English he was able to thoroughly explain the many flowers and herbs / spices that we saw. He never hesitated in answering any of our questions.

It was fascinating to see many of my favorite spices growing on the farm. I learned many things on this tour -- who knew that allspice is its own plant? I always thought it was a mixture of other spices!

Our group was quite surprised at the cocoa bean plant -- we couldn't stop sampling the beans within the fruit of the pod. We also learned of (and really liked!) the Rose Apple, which looked and tasted like a nicely ripened pear.

It is disappointing to see that the farm is for sale -- we met the owner and it is clear that this farm is a passion for him. He looks way too young to be retiring from his second career. If you are in the area, this is a MUST DO tour.

There is an opportunity to purchase some of the spices at the restaurant / gift store.

Thank Beth K
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks for the excellent response. Yes I will have to sell it some day. (The clock is ticking) . No rush to sell. We want to make it one of the best tourist attractions in Belize-like the Miracle Garden in Dubai.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We visited this farm as part of NCL Norwegian Jade excursion. This farm was beautiful. We were able to see lush foliage and flowering plans and all sorts of spice plants growing. We rode in a trailer pulled by a small tracktor. The guide was very nice and explained all that we were seeing. Every now and then the driver would hop off and run to a plant or tree to pull something off and bring back to us to pass around. So much to see including cardamom, cocao, lemongrass, etc. Truly this was an amazing place and wonderful tour. After the drive we were able to stop in the visitor center which was lovely. We purchased some spices and my husband purchased a taco and some rum cake which he loved. We even were able to shake hands with the owner of the farm after our tour. I would go back here again if ever visiting Belize!

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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks for the excellent response. Please stop by next time you visit Belize. We are are constantly improving and making our farm more beautiful.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

What a great excursion option if you want to get away from the beach. The tour is educational and the guides are awesome. Riding through the farm in the cart our driver stopped often to pick items to smell
The shopping at the end was great. The prices are reasonable and you can carry back on the ship

Thank phxed61
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for a wonderful response. Belize is a beautiful country with many "Touristy" places to visit

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite things we did in Belize. We toured with Marvin in a golf cart (just two of us) and got an awesome personalized tour. Sights, smells, tastes, and local insight. Had a nice visit with the owners afterward too. Highly recommended!

Thank BaileyBunch9
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks for a great review.
Much appreciated. We have great staff and knowledgeable guides

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I went there with my colleagues for a three day retreat/professional development. The place accomodated over 60 of us, provided deliciously flavoured meals and ambience. The 30 minutes tour around the farm gave us chills and woke up or senses. Thanks to the guide we were able to see, smell, taste many of their plants. A little shop had variety of spices, natural honeys and aracaboi jam, my favourite. I am definately coming back soon.

Thank Luimar99
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Thomas M, Owner at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for an excellent review. Much appreciated. More than anything else thanks for choosing our facility for your seminar

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