Beach Bar Owners Featured on HGTV

St. John Caribbean Life

Back in October, we told you how a television crew was in town filming an upcoming episode of HGTV’s Caribbean Life. Well the episode aired last night, and we have to say, it was definitely one of the better shows that’s featured St. John in a while in terms of getting it right.

The show featured Joe and Karina, owners of The Beach Bar, and followed them around the island as they looked to purchase a home. Now here’s a little secret about these shows: When they come in and film, it’s after the fact. So if you happen to know the people featured on these shows, you already know the outcome. But it’s still super fun to watch.

Joe Karina

So last night’s show started out with Joe and Karina telling the backstory of how they met in New York City and how they decided to leave the hustle and bustle of Manhattan for the island life. The couple immediately hopped on Rock & Rolla and quickly featured Iggie, who captains the boat and also bar tends at The Beach Bar.

Iggy Caribbean Life

They then went on to check out three houses along with realtor Eric Bauman. They looked at homes in Chocolate Hole, Carolina and in Coral Bay. We don’t want to give too much away, so you’ll have to watch the show to see which they picked … if any.

Samba Azul Luna Vista

coral living

The show ended with a few shots from some of our favorite spots on island – Gallows Point, Cruz Bay beach and, of course, The Beach Bar.

Caribbean Life Gallows Joe fishing Beach Bar

The episode airs again on April 28th at 3:30 p.m. EST and on May 17th at 9 p.m. EST on HGTV. You can watch the episode online now by clicking this link.





14 thoughts on “Beach Bar Owners Featured on HGTV”

  1. Your article has a link to watch the show online now, but when I go there I can’t find any video of that show anywhere. Could you please include a more accurate link? Thanks much!

  2. Luna Vista was the first, and for a long time, the only villa we rented. Unfortunately, the owners returned to the US and put it on the market to sell. They didn’t show the rental on the ground floor. It’s pretty nice too. The last word I had on this was that it was rented by long-term tenants. If I had the money, I would buy it today.

  3. Ok, so do they even pick one of those houses?

    Samba Azul is owned by the same people who own Blue Aweigh and as far as I know, has never been for sale. It is currently for rent.

    Luna Vista has been on the market for awhile and still is.

    Coral Livin’ appears to still be on the rental market.

      • Yep. First I heard of it was your FB post. Jenn, you’re doing fine on this blog. Need my daily affirmations from paradise. 🙂

        • Glad to help with those affirmations. We typically do not report on crimes or incidents of that nature, however we made an exception due to the circumstances and the abundance of questions we received. Truly a sad situation and I hope the family recovers quickly.

  4. It was a good show, Eric did great, but I still found a spin at times. Eric mentioned private East End beaches available to homeowners – a little deceptive since most of the East End is rocky or in dispute. The stock footage (as well as most of the imagery) was of the North Shore. No one says anything about rain water needed for those giant soaking tubs either, or were they open indoor cisterns?

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