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Bacchanal Jamaica Road March 2022 "Lost Kingdoms" - Part 1

Sunday 10th July 2022


Bacchanal Jamaica Road March 2022 "Lost Kingdoms" - Part 2

Sunday 10th July 2022


Bacchanal Jamaica Road March 2022 "Lost Kingdoms" - Part 3

Sunday 10th July 2022


SUN-UP - D' Breakfast Cooler Fete

Saturday 9th July 2022


Bacchanal J'Ouvert 2022

Friday 8th July 2022


Duck Work Jamaica 2022

Friday 8th July 2022


Tailgate JA 2022

Thursday 7th July 2022


Bacchanal Jamaica PREMIUM All Inclusive 2022

Wednesday 6th July 2022



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Jamaica Carnival in July = HEAT.

3 years later, 2 Carnivals in Jamaica missed. So doing Jamaica Carnival in July 2022 as opposed to waiting until April 2023 to touch the streets of Kingston was not a debate on our end. Yes, we knew the landscape was going to be different events wise from the norm. In addition, it was only two mas bands on the road as Xaymaca International decided to not participate. That said, kudos to both Bacchanal Jamaica and Xodus for giving life to what turned out to be the perfect carnival weekend. My only complaint... the July sun/heat! Sunscreen and any form of shade were my best friends. Thank YOU Bacchanal Jamaica for yet again, another fantastic road experience. Your masqueraders looked awesome, drinks never stopped flowing, a hot lunch and dinner and everything in between. You guys really have the all inclusive experience down pack.


CARNIVAL Carnival in Jamaica



Breakfast Party

Rise Up Breakfast Beach Party, Sunrise Breakfast Party



All Inclusive

Bacchanal Jamaica PREMIUM All Inclusive, Frenchmen's Bazodee All Inclusive

Drinks Inclusive

Soca Brainwash Jamrock

Cooler Party I LOVE SOCA Jamaica, Duck Work Jamaica


SUN RUM FUN (@sunrumfun), aFLOAT Soca Cruise (@afloatsocacruise)


There's no official J'Ouvert for Jamaica Carnival. However, all roads lead to Bacchanal Jamaica's "Bacchanal J'Ouvert" on the Carnival Friday night. This is a J'Ouvert party which then moves unto the streets of Kingston in the early hours of the morning. For an alternative J'ouvert concept, Caesar's Army hosts their ever so popular A.M.Bush Jamaica edition.

Must Do Event

SunNation Breakfast Party (this year Sunrise was replaced with SUN-UP)

Jamaica Mas Bands

Bacchanal Jamaica | @bacchanaljam
Byron Lee's Jamaica Carnival | @jamaicacarnival
Xaymaca International | @xaymacainternational
Xodus Carnival | @xoduscarnival




You can get there Friday and leave anytime on Monday and completely satisfy your carnival appetite. But if you can do longer, definitely come the weekend before to experience the full 10 day stretch of events starting in Ocho Rios on Good Friday.

Parade Day / Road March

The parade of the bands called "Road March" takes place every year on the Sunday following Easter Sunday.


1 USD = approximately 126.74 JMD (as of April 2019). Get Jamaican dollars! Although USD is accepted island wide, the exchange rate will vary depending on where you shop and who you are. Having Jamaican currency can save you up to 50% in most cases. BTW, despite what the ATM says, you’re not a millionaire! $22,000 Jamaican dollars in your wallet might make you feel cool, but it’s not going to impress any ladies.


Tropical. Hot, Humid, temperate interior. 27-30° Celsius, 81-86° Fahrenheit

TJJ Recommended Hotel

Knutsford Court Hotel | IG @knutsfordcourt

Best places to stay

The carnival and activities are mainly based in Kingston; New Kingston to be more specific. As with any trip, the few extra dollars spent on safety and comfort are always worth it. We recommend Spanish Court Hotel, The Jamaica Pegasus, Courtyard by Marriott Kingston or Courtleigh Hotel & Suites or the proverbial "By A Friend". For a more personal abode, check out our the Knutsford Court Hotel. Be careful if going the Airbnb route, we've heard some horror stories.

Communication / Mobile Providers

Get a Jamaican sim card. The rates are that much cheaper than roaming. There's Digicel, Flow, LIME, Cable & Wireless and a couple others. We usually go with Digicel.


A car isn’t necessary, but we always get one. Even though you’re in the mix if you stay in New Kingston and a taxi can/will take you anywhere... the experience of driving is worth it. The roads are decent, traffic is generally not bad and with a map and directions you shouldn’t get or stay lost for long. FYI, Americans and Europeans, the steering wheel is on the right side of the car.


Your goal is to fly into Kingston (KIN), but don’t be afraid fly into Montego Bay (MBJ). It's a 2 hour 19 min (170.5 km) via A1 and Hwy 2000 drive from Mobay to Kingston. Be sure to enjoy Club Kingston - VIP Airport Lounge on your way out.



Cost of a 2 Piece Combo

$900 JMD / $5.86 USD. Using our KFC global standard, a (Meal Deal) 2 Pc. Chicken Combo, which includes individual side (Fries) & medium drink, cost $5.99 in the US.

Local Food

Hellshire Beach is located near Portmore, Jamaica and famed for its fried fish. If you're a seafood lover, you’ve got to visit Hellshire. See Hellshire Travel vLog.


Some of our favourite jerk spots across the island are Scotchies (branch in Kingston closed down), Lyming At Walkerswood, Ocho Rios Jerk Center, Sweetwood Jerk Joint, SoSo Seafood Bar & Grill and Kingston Jerk.


Of course, you need to be sure to get a patty from the Tasty franchise. They all over the island.

Local Drinks

If Appleton Rum is what you're drinking, ask for it by VX for the regular stuff or Reserve for a step up (order from lowest to highest is Special->VX->Reserve). The locals swear by Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum and Ting! They guarantee no hangover.

Late Night Eats

Always walk around with $1000 JMD (2022) so you can destroy some Pan Chicken when the party done or when you get the late night munchies. KFC is always an option.

TJJ Favourite Restaurants

Aunt May's or Aunt Merl at Hellshire Beach – Get the fried garlic Lobster!
Lyming At Walkerswood – Jerk pork for the WIN.
Triple Tz Eatery – Jamaican cuisine.
Golden Bowl Restaurant – Awesome Chinese food.

Alcohol purchase

Grab your supplies duty free at the airport when you land in Jamaica

Instagram @carnivalinjamaica

Note: TJJ Recommends Events, Food, Mas Bands and Hotels based on where we have been and the services we have used. For events, we recommend the ones with a vibe of 9 or higher.


Advice to Carnival in Jamaica Virgins:-

  1. Do the full 10-day stretch! Easter Friday to the Monday following Road Mach. If you're able to pump on the Monday, there are a couple Cool Down parties. It's worth every penny!
  2. Jamaica gets better every party. Unlike Trinidad Carnival where everyone is open and friendly from day one, Jamaican's are more receptive once they get to know you. Appreciate making new friends; that's a great aspect of carnival.
  3. Enjoy the island and it's offerings. The beaches of Ocho Rios, Montego Bay & Negril are spectacular. Visit Blue Hole (Ocho Rios), RIck's Cafe (Negril), Frenchman's Cove (Port Antonio), Strawberry Hill, Blue Mountain, Appleton Estate Tour and the Bob Marley Museum. Stock up on local fruits. Eat fresh lobster & fish at Hellshire Beach.
  4. Free UP at Road March. The parade route is long so take your vitamins and stay hydrated. Pay attention to the DJ’s, stay within the security ropes and always look out for truck trailer wheels. Leave your valuables at home – the bands are All Inclusive – walk with minimal cash and secure your phone and cameras (especially from rain).
  5. As Dr. Ram Dass stated back in 2009, wining on the same person for too long (or too short) can send the wrong message. A Trini wine is very different from a Bajan wuk up, which is also different from a Jamaican wine (or dagger) .... Enjoy sampling the variety!


Peace, Love, Carnival and Jungle Juice-ness,
The Carnival Ref aka Bad Since '89

Jamaica Carnival 2019

We Love Carnival ... We Know Carnival ... WE ARE CARNIVAL


Disclaimer: Professional and experienced TJJ Fet-a-lot-athon® Party Gurus have rigorously tested these Carnival grounds and are providing said recommendations based on the fundamentals that the audience is a healthy rum drinking islander. If while performing any of these actions you begin to feel any dizziness, fatigue or pain please stop and consult your physician immediately.


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