'Renovation Island': Will Bryan and Sarah Baeumler leave the Bahamas and move to Florida?
The pandemic definitely threw a wrench in the Baeumler family's plan of running a swanky resort in the Bahamas. Bryan and Sarah Baeumler uprooted their family from their cozy home in Canada and moved to the island of San Andros in the Bahamas looking for an 'adventure of a lifetime'. The couple bought an old, dilapidated resort and decided to renovate it and turn it into a luxury tourist hotspot. They earnestly began the extensive renovation work that was needed for their newly acquired property.
Considering they invested all their money into the purchase and renovation of the resort, the couple were banking heavily on the revenue that they would generate from hosting tourists in their newly christened Caerula Mar Club. However, the universe had other plans for them. Within a week of opening the doors of their resort to tourists, they had to shut it down due to Covid-19 lockdown. But the Baeumlers were hopeful about the lockdown and travel restrictions being lifted soon and welcoming the guests again so they continued to stay on the island and carried on with doing minor repairs and fixes around their property.
Just as the Baeumlers anticipated the travel restrictions were eased and they once again prepared to welcome guests into their resort. Sarah proudly revealed that their resort was, in fact, registered as a testing center and was pleased about it. Guests began slowly trickling into the resort and the business was gradually picking up. While things were slowly beginning to look up on the business front, the Bauemler kids were beginning to feel a bit out of place in the resort. During the lockdown, the kids were using the resort property as a huge home with a playground. But with the guests on the property, they couldn't run around freely and go wherever they pleased.
So Bryan and Sarah sat down to discuss their future. The couple felt that it was time for them to move to their home in Florida so that their kids have some stability. On the other hand, Sarah and he could split their time between Florida and the Bahamas, as the island wasn't very far away and they could always fly to the island in case of any emergencies. Sarah was happy with the plan and shared the same with their kids. The kids took the news happily, and the Baeumlers began packing for their journey back to Florida.
But as the pandemic continued, and the guests were constantly canceling their booking or rescheduling them, Bryan began to have second thoughts about shifting to Florida. He felt that international travel wasn't a great idea during such a time and told Sarah that they might have to put a pin on their plans. Sarah seemed unhappy with Bryan's change of mind and blamed it on his nerves. She felt that the bookings were giving him anxiety and stress, so he was having cold feet about moving to Florida. So, will Bryan and Sarah move to Florida? We will just have to watch the show to see how the Baeumlers navigate this tricky situation during the pandemic.
'Renovation Island' airs every Sunday at 8/7c on HGTV.