This spring, HGTV’s Island of Bryan broke network records as being one the most-watched shows on the network in over 10 years. The show chronicles the couple’s rebuild and restoration of Careula Mar Club, a beachfront resort in the Bahamas on the serene island of South Andros. The property will open to guests this November and season two of Island of Bryan will continue to follow the couple and their family’s journey as they continue to develop this Bahamian paradise.
We predict Careula Mar Club will be one of 2020’s most exclusive destinations and spoke to Bryan and Sarah about the property and what makes it the ultimate spot for romantic travel.
Can you describe the vibe Caerula Mar Club and why it’s a perfect romantic destination?
Bryan & Sarah Baeumler: “Caerula Mar Club defines the idea of barefoot luxury. It is contemporary, yet relaxed, with open, airy spaces, lots of light, and natural tones. From the layout of each suite and villa with their hand-selected decor, we wanted to ensure all details throughout the resort compliment the natural beauty of the island. The seclusion of South Andros makes couples feel as if they’re in their own little corner of the world—perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies and ultra-relaxing honeymoons. Driffs Bar & Lounge is a great spot for bridal parties to gather for cocktails and catch one of the island’s incredible sunsets, while our honeymoon suite features touches like soft white oak floors, aged marble stone, and windows that frame unobstructed ocean views. Caerula Mar is designed for couples to step away from the chaos of life back home and step into a world of luxury, relaxation and privacy. Guests can literally feel their cares slip away as the beauty and serenity of the island take hold from the moment they arrive.”
The island of Andros is a bit of unspoiled beauty in the Bahamas. What makes this island magical and why will couples fall in love with it?
BB & SB: “South Andros exudes a quiet charm you can’t find anywhere else. Between the untouched powder-white sands, vibrant blue ocean, and endless natural wonders to explore, Andros reminds us how magical unspoiled nature can be. It’s the largest Bahamian island, but least inhabited, and also happens to have the world’s third largest barrier reef. Couples who visit can enjoy the best beauty of the Bahamas without the crowds, unparalleled diving & snorkeling, and friendly locals, not to mention, a gorgeous location that helps our guests connect with nature. “
What will Caerula Mar Club be offering couples that makes a wedding or honeymoon at the resort unique?
BB &SB: “Caerula Mar Club’s natural points of interest in the landscape, including tall palm tree groves, stunning turquoise waters and an untouched white sand beach allowing for stunning ceremony settings and photography. Whether a ceremony for a handful of close friends and family or a larger party of extended relatives, Caerula Mar Club offers amazing natural backdrops that are incredible to behold, and accommodations that are second to none. Caerula Mar Club’s experienced event Concierge Team offers personalized service to assist all brides and grooms in planning the most wonderful event. Our team is able to offer full services including: decor, hair & makeup, photography, videography and local entertainment for the couple’s special day. We are also equipped to arrange local excursions for the entire party and The Spa at Caerula Mar Club is available for bookings pre- or post wedding as the ultimate opportunity to be pampered and unwind. Whether it be a cocktail hour by the pool, a formal reception or a private dinner for the special couple, our chef and his team will meet with each couple to curate menus rich in Caribbean flavors.”
Can we expect to see a wedding on the next season of Island of Bryan?
BB &SB: “The team at Caerula Mar Club are currently working with some wonderful couples on their wedding plans for 2020 and as filming is currently underway for Season 2 of Island of Bryan… anything is possible! Stay tuned!”
*The Bahamian island of South Andros where Caerula Mar Club is located was not impacted by Hurricane Dorian, but Bryan and Sarah Baeumler have set up a GoFundMe page to assist islands in the Bahamas that suffered damage and devastation.