The stars of the HGTV reality show Renovation Island have had more than their share of trials in renovating their Bahamas resort property. Caerula Mar Club underwent significant renovations as the subject of the HGTV show before opening in 2019. Who owns Caerula Mar Club in the Bahamas?
The owners of the luxurious resort property are married couple Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, who visited South Andros in the Bahamas in 2017. The vacation inspired them to purchase an older resort there that was in severe need of renovations, Country Living explained. Here’s an update on the saga of Caerula Mar and the Baeumler family.
Who owns Caerula Mar Club?
Sarah and Bryan Baeumler vacationed in South Andros, Bahamas, in 2017, and moved quickly on their idea to buy and renovate the failing resort that would become Caerula Mar Club. Using their television connections, they also scored a deal with HGTV to produce the show Renovation Island, following the process of repairing and redesigning the resort.
Caerula Mar faced two major closures soon after its grand opening
Although the couple moved quickly on their renovations and the production of the show to open Caerula Mar Club to guests in April 2019, the celebration was short-lived. First, Hurricane Dorian derailed the couple’s plans in Aug. and Sept. 2019, just months after its grand opening.
Fortunately, Caerula Mar suffered minimal storm damage, but the owners paused show filming to focus on helping staff members, some of whom had lost everything.
The Baeumlers likely thought the worst of their business struggles were over when they were able to reopen the resort in Feb. 2020. Of course, just weeks later, most of the world and the travel industry shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resort was forced to close down yet again in March 2020
The Baeumlers reopened Caerula Mar Club in Oct. 2020
Caerula Mar Club’s owners managed to reopen the resort for guests in Oct. 2020 after determining COVID-19 precautionary measures to keep everyone safe. One way the Baeumlers adapted to their circumstances was by offering to book the entire resort for large groups in need of strong safety protocols.
Guests at Caerula Mar also received COVID-19 testing as needed. As of Aug. 2021, the resort required a negative COVID-19 test result from anyone checking in for a stay.
Bryan Baeumler had stated in a description of Renovation Island, “What are we risking? Absolutely everything.” However, he may not have anticipated the level of business devastation wrought by COVID-19.
The newest season of ‘Renovation Island’ premiered this week.
The latest season of Renovation Island has begun premiering new episodes. Fans of Renovation Island and the Baeumlers can watch new episodes each week on HGTV or via streaming on Discovery+. You can also follow the people behind the renovations and business challenges on Instagram at @bryanbaeumler or @sarahbaeumler.
Country Living notes that after success in reopening the Bahamian resort, the Baeumlers are now attempting to renovate their Florida home while continuing to manage Caerula Mar Club.