HGTV fans are fascinated by the Baeumlers, the Canadian family who stars in the channel’s new series. Renewal island. Since the show premiered in early June, they have been following Bryan and Sarah Baeumler as they embark on an ambitious project to completely overhaul a decrepit complex in the Bahamas. Many are probably wondering if the family succeeds in its dream of opening a luxury and eco-friendly boutique hotel.
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The Baeumlers spent $ 2 million on an abandoned resort
While rehabilitating an entire complex is an important task, Baeumlers aren’t exactly new to the renovation game. Bryan, a licensed contractor, has a lot of experience in that area. In fact, it is a familiar face to Canadian viewers. He has already presented shows like DIY disaster and Bryan’s house at HGTV Canada.
So when the Baeumlers stumbled upon the ruined Emerald Palms hotel during a visit to South Andros Island in the Bahamas, they knew immediately that there was something they could do about it.
“We were there for about 5 minutes and we said, ‘Should we buy this place?'” Bryan reminded the Sun Florida Sentinel of the South.
“I knew he was serious,” said Sarah. “And that was it.”
The couple spent $ 2 million on the property, which had been on the market for 10 years. They then invested millions more in the renovation, for a total investment of $ 10 million, according to The Wrap. But they were confident that the complex could become a dream destination. They also decided to document the entire renovation process for television. The resulting two-season show has already aired in Canada, where it was called Bryan Island
Caerula Mar Club opened in February 2020
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A quick glance at Bryan and Sarah’s Instagram accounts reveals that the Baeumer family successfully completed their community renovation project. The Caerula Mar Club, consisting of 18 suites and 6 private villas, opened in February 2020. Conde Nast Traveler quickly rated it as one of the best new hotels of the year.
Unfortunately, the complex was only open for six weeks before the coronavirus pandemic attack (COVID-19). The crisis forced the Baeumlers to temporarily close their doors. However, they plan to reopen in October 2020, and the hotel’s website is currently accepting reservations.
Renovation Island resort has rave reviews
Once the resort is reopened, guests will be able to enjoy the “natural oceanfront setting and luxurious amenities,” according to the hotel’s website. The “elegant island” is a respite from the “sophisticated haven for sun worshipers, nature lovers, and travelers seeking an out of the ordinary getaway to one of the most beautiful, pristine, and biodiverse destinations in the Caribbean.”
“Caerula Mar Club, also known as ‘Bryan’s Island’ is a completely transformed treasure thanks to the vision of Bryan and Sarah Baeumler,” wrote a TripAdvisor reviewer. “The complex itself is amazingly designed and tastefully decorated to promote the feeling of peace and tranquility … we will be visiting this gem again.”
Renewal island airs on Sundays at 8 / 7c on HGTV.
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