The Cove Paradise Island and Tropic Ocean Airways Launch Luxury “Fly & Stay” Program

Ultra-luxury wheeled and seaplane program connects Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach to The Cove, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas 


Paradise Island, Bahamas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Following the recent star-studded relaunch of the ultra-luxury enclave at Atlantis – The Cove, Paradise Island and Tropic Ocean Airways announce their new program: the “Fly & Stay” experience. This collaboration between the two brands emerged from the growing demand in South Florida for a premier concierge-style arrival and departure when travelling to The Cove, Paradise Island. Tropic Ocean Airways’ wheeled and seaplane flights will fly roundtrip, originating from Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the Miami Seaplane Base, located minutes from downtown Miami, to Nassau, Bahamas.

Audrey Oswell, President & Managing Director of Atlantis Paradise Island shared, “We are thrilled to welcome Tropic Ocean Airways to our cadre of luxury service collaborations and to be able to offer the guests of The Cove the utmost convenience and exclusivity. By joining forces with Tropic Ocean Airways, we are able to ensure our guests have seamless service from their home to our home, traveling in the comfort of an intimate aircraft that features private, luxury amenities to our oceanside suites serviced with unparalleled Bahamian warmth.”

The “Fly & Stay” program offers guests VIP status from arrival at Tropic Ocean Airways’ facility at the Miami Seaplane Base or at Tropic Ocean Airways’ SheltAir location on the field at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), both such locations provide passengers with a private departure lounge for relaxation prior to take-off. Tropic Ocean Airways‘ dedicated lounge staff assists with the flight check-in process, official security measures, and concierge services related to guests’ journeys. With these VIP privileges, guests are able to bypass the hectic airport terminals often found when flying commercial.

Upon arrival in The Bahamas, guests will be met by private SUV to whisk them to The Cove for VIP check in to their suite. A personal concierge will help guests create the ultimate itinerary at the resort, ranging from luxe cabana rentals at the new Cove Pool, which sits on miles of white sand beach to reservations at any of the resort’s many extraordinary dining outlets – from the beachfront Sip Sip to Nobu at the resort’s world-class casino to Jean-George Vongerichten’s Café Martinique overlooking the stunning Atlantis Marina.

“We understand that today’s luxury travelers do not want to spend their vacation waiting around in airports. Our company takes every measure possible to create a faster, more enjoyable travel experience to this magnificent destination,” Tropic Ocean Airways’ CEO, Rob Ceravolo commented.

All Tropic Ocean Airways’ flights to and from The Bahamas feature premium seating for up to eight passengers each carrying up to 30lbs of baggage, aboard a two-pilot crewed Cessna aircraft, seven of which were delivered to Tropic Ocean Airways brand new from the aircraft manufacturer. Every aircraft features spacious luxury interiors and is fully air-conditioned. Upon arrival into Nassau, Tropic Ocean Airways utilizes a private Fixed Based Operator (FBO), which gives guests of The Cove the ability to seamlessly exit the aircraft, clear Bahamas customs and continue to Paradise Island as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The departure process from the resort to Florida is equally chic and simple. The private transfer back to the FBO in Nassau provides the advantage of pre-arrival only 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time versus the often required three hours mandated by larger commercial air carriers departing for the United States. The “Fly & Stay” program allows guests of The Cove to spend more time at the resort and less time at the airport, while simultaneously reaping the benefits of VIP luxury air travel.

Tropic Ocean Airways’ flights can accommodate up eight guests each carrying up to 30lbs of baggage, per flight. The “Fly & Stay” program can be booked on line at Rates for accommodations at The Cove begin at $439/per night, based upon availability. For more information go to: