It’s been two years, and finally, Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest is back for 2022 after COVID shut the music festival down.

The “Coachella of the Caribbean” will take place from July 18 through July 23. Reggae Sumfest 2022 is bringing together the most prominent international musical talent in one place: Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Beenie Man, Aidonia, Shenseea, Beres Hammond, and Koffee are just a few artists headlining the event.

If you’re making plans to go, here are some things to consider for Reggae Sumfest 2022:

1. What To Do

While the festival takes place on a Friday and Saturday, be sure to give yourself a few extra days to explore Montego Bay.

Top tourist attractions include exploring the area on an ATV, Bamboo rafting if you’re looking for something more chill, or heading to the Black River for a “swamp safari.”

Montego Bay is a popular tourist destination, which means when it comes to food, it’s easy to fall into tourists’ traps and eat foods you’re familiar with because of the variety.

Don’t fall into this trap. Put the local restaurant Scotchies at the top of your list of places to try for authentic Jamaican jerk.

2. Where To Stay

Hotels and Airbnbs are good options but have you considered a private, all-villa community?

The Tryall Club in Montego Bay is the only private, all-villa community in the country,

And no matter if you’re going solo dolo or with a large group, the 2,200-acre property has more than 90 privately owned villas ranging from one to 10 bedrooms.  What makes this community so unique and worth putting the extra cherry on top of an amazing weekend is that it includes a dedicated staff that will tend to your specific needs.

Amenities on the property include a beach club, golf course, tennis courts and a private chef. 

3. Don't Forget About Transportation

If you’re not renting a car during your stay, taxis are one of the easiest ways to get around but they can be expensive.

You can also be sure to have your Uber app ready to go.