NeNe Leakes*Just four months after NeNe Leakes announced that she was leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the reality star will make a surprise guest appearance next season.

No word yet on how often she will appear, but NeNe and her husband Gregg were spotted filming the series at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ochos Rios – where the ladies are enjoying yet another dramatic vacation together.

Sources close to production have revealed that NeNe’s appearance was unannounced. “Everyone was very surprised to see her, but definitely friendlier than expected,” the source says.

PEOPLE reports that NeNe and the RHOA cast relaxed with spa treatments, took surfing lessons on a wave simulator and swam with dolphins. She opened up to the publication back in July about leaving the reality show after seven years.

“I honestly do not have any regrets,” she told PEOPLE exclusively. “I never sacrificed who I was as a person. I never sacrificed NeNe. I feel like so many girls come on reality TV and they sacrifice and change so much. I never changed who I was for a story line or a paycheck or anything. I feel good about that.”

Leakes said she was leaving the show to pursue other ventures –  including a panelist gig alongside Betty White in the upcoming reboot of the game show “To Tell The Truth,” and appearing on E!’s “Fashion Police.” She’s also set to return to Broadway in the revival of “Chicago,” playing Matron “Mama” Morton in a four week run beginning Nov. 23 until Dec. 20.

She made her Broadway debut last year as the wicked stepmother in “Cinderella.” Before that, NeNe competed on “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Celebrity Apprentice” and had a recurring role on “Glee.”

Season 8 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” premieres Sunday, November 8 at 8pm EST on Bravo.