What You Need To Know Before Staying At The Renovation Island Resort

Renovation Island stars Bryan and Sarah Baeumler spent millions of dollars and countless hours making their dream of operating a beach resort in the Bahamas come true. This is the premise of their show, which was previously titled Island of Bryan when it originally aired in Canada. Unlike other similarly-themed HGTV fare, the remodel at the heart of Renovation Island took longer than an episode to complete. Instead, viewers invested a whole season watching this one project.

Now that it's wrapped, we know that the renovations haven't just been completed, but actually were completed months ago. In fact, the Baeumlers' eco-friendly luxury resort, Caerula Mar Club, opened for business in early 2020 (it shut temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic with a plan to reopen in fall 2020, but bookings remain open). It was even named one of the best new hotels of the year by Conde Nast Traveler.

You pay for luxury at the Renovation Island resort

As fans of Renovation Island will know, the Caerula Mar Club was the first new resort on the isolated yet beautiful island of South Andros in almost 20 years, making it a go-to holiday destination for adventurous travelers like the Baeumlers themselves. Guests have the option of staying in one of the hotel's luxurious private villas ($685+), which offer stunning oceanfront views, spacious luxury accommodation, and chic design features or, for the more frugal traveler, there's the selection of equally impressive clubhouse suites ($385+), with partial ocean views and equally impressive amenities. 

There are plenty of on-site dining options, as well as a spa, free bikes available to explore the surrounding areas, and, naturally, the biggest sell of all — the incredible beach. Bryan explained to People the resort was envisioned as a "boutique resort where guests can retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is a place to renew and restore. We really wanted to create a place where our family would want to spend time."

You may meet the Baeumlers at the resort

Reviews of the resort have been positive so far, with one family describing it as "worth every dollar spent" on TripAdvisor. Another praised the Baeumlers for creating an atmosphere that is "quiet and tranquil," while noting, "The beauty of the island and beaches surpassed our expectations." The couple certainly understands that fans of their show will want to stay at the property purely because of Renovation Island, but they reckon that's a good thing. "It's the first project on HGTV where viewers will actually be able to come down and see the final result, and hang out with us and the entire family," Bryan excitedly told the Edmonton Journal.

As the couple explained to Wedding Bellstheir resort is unique because it, "defines the idea of barefoot luxury." Particularly for those looking to escape from everyday life, they assured prospective guests that they will, "literally feel their cares slip away as the beauty and serenity of the island take hold from the moment they arrive."