We will be getting off the cruise ship at 8 am and want a place to stay until our flight back home at 11 pm that night. How early can we check in? Is there a possibility we can check in at 9 or 10 am?
That would probably be too early (at least if they have been full the night before). They did let us keep our bags there, and suggested a place for us to go in the meantime. They also offered that we could relax around the pool while they finished cleaning the room. Owners were very helpful; I suggest you contact them directly.
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