Island of Bryan

Time Schedule

Mon 12:00 | Tue 16:00 | Thu 20:00 | Fri 08:00 |  Sat 12:30 & 19:30 | Sun 16:30 & 23:30


Can two parents with four school age kids, drop out of their busy lives and move to a tropical paradise for 8 months to rebuild and restore a run-down beachfront resort? For contractor Bryan Baeumler and his wife Sarah, it’s a huge personal and financial gamble and it’s going to be the ride of their lives! 

After 10+ years of building a construction empire back home, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler are about to escape the daily grind and embark on an unforgettable family adventure. While on a recent vacation, they came across a vacant resort on a remote island in the Bahamas. After falling in love with the area and the locals, Bryan and Sarah decided to buy the resort and bring it to its full potential, with the end goal of running it as a business.

In Island of Bryan, we follow the story of this radical life event for the Baeumlers, from a dream of creating and running a luxury boutique resort in paradise, to the reality of leaving their friends, family and life behind to take on their most challenging build yet. Is paradise really all it’s cracked up to be?

29 March – 4 April: Episode 1

Welcome to Bryland

The Baeumler family relocates to the Bahamas to renovate and open a run-down beachfront resort.

Episode 2

This build is a beach

As the Baeumler family settles in to island life, the demolition stage brings shocking revelations about the state of the property.

Episode 3

The Deep End

The hotel block proves to be more than Bryan and Sarah bargained for. The resort’s pool is completed.

Episode 4

Sea Change

Bryan and Sarah tackle the Honeymoon Suite. Construction setbacks and design changes impact the build’s schedule and budget.

Episode 5

Remote Control

As the villas reach the finishing stage, the Baeumlers face the harsh realities of building and living on an island.

Episode 6

Hit the Roof

A busy site leaves Bryan and Sarah with no alone time. The Baeumlers make a difficult decision about the resort’s opening date.

Episode 7

Bring in the Troops

The Bauemlers bring in extra support from home to help with progress. When Bryan has to leave site for a few days, Sarah is left in charge of construction.

Episode 8

Power Struggle

Incomplete projects begin to take a toll on everyone on site. Bryan’s parents surprise the Baeumler kids with a visit.

Episode 9

Setting the Bar

Bryan’s construction headaches continue as he turns his attention to the pool bar and deck. The industrial kitchen is delayed.

Episode 10

Out of Gas

The Baeumlers reassess their priorities in order to get the resort open. The first villa is completed.

Episode 11

Managers on Duty

The Baeumlers navigate a whole new learning curve in hospitality as their build transitions to a business.

Episode 12

Bottoms Up

The family struggles with their extended timeline on the island. Bryan and Sarah complete the Honeymoon Suite.

Episode 13

Almost Paradise

On their one year anniversary on the island, Bryan and Sarah look back at how the project has evolved and make plans for the future.