Following hit shows like House of Bryan and Bryan Inc., HGTV Canada designers Bryan and Sarah Baeumler took on their next projects: developing a resort in the Bahamas and documenting its construction in a new show, Island of Bryan.
Bryan and Sarah stumbled upon this opportunity one day while vacationing in the Bahamas. They found a rundown, unkept resort from the 1960s in South Andros and began working on it from there. The show followed the husband-wife duo as they developed Caerula Mar Club. Island of Bryan debuted on April 7 and concluded Season 1 with 13 episodes. Caerula Mar Club is slated to open its doors in November.
“We discovered South Andros on a family vacation, and it’s had a special place in our hearts ever since,” Sarah said. “We knew that transforming the property into Caerula Mar was going to be a massive undertaking, but we also saw its potential as a place where travelers could get back to the basics, reconnect with nature and savor the simplicity and beauty of this incredible paradise.”
The resort will have 18 oceanfront suites and six private villas. Each has furnishing with soft Belgian linens, aged marble stone and soft, white oak floors. Whereas the villas come with 750 to 800 square feet of living space and a king-sized bed in the one-bedroom model, the clubhouse suites offer 310 square feet of living space with either a king bed or two queens. Both types of rooms come with exclusive Sarah Baeumler x Lovefresh biodegradable bath and body products.
In addition to its exclusive rooms, this resort also has three dining options: a café-smoothie bar hybrid, Driffs Bar & Lounge with comfort food and Lusca, a fine-dining restaurant with an ever-changing menu of gourmet Caribbean options. Also on property are meditation paths scattered throughout. There are hammocks, sea turtle-filled reflection ponds and shaded spots for yoga, too.
“We designed the property to be light, open and airy, evoking that feeling of contentment after a long day at the beach, when your skin and hair are kissed with sun and salt,” Sarah said, “and you know everything’s going to be alright.”
Looking for something more adventurous? Take to the waters in one of the most beautiful places in the world to see sea life. Go diving, snorkeling, boating or fishing, and explore the 190-mile barrier reef. Caerula Mar Club has also entered into a partnership with Reef Rescue Network to implement an underwater coral memory.
“Sustainability and environmental preservation are incredibly important to us,” Bryan said. “Not just in the property’s construction, but in everything we do. From sourcing ingredients for our restaurants to selecting our tour partners and establishing relationships with employees and suppliers, we are always looking for ways that Caerula Mar can help contribute to and further sustain the local economy of South Andros.”