The last time we were in CI was 2006 (and YES I have missed the island and my little stingray pals).
However, this time we’ll be cruising and we’d like to just lay out on 7 mi beach. A lot of the info in this area seems to be dated. I contacted the comfort inn and the response was that their facilities are for their guests alone (which is fine).
Do any of the other hotels/resorts offer day passes to cruisers? btw, she recommended the Royal Palms, which seems very crowded to me.
Many of the restaurants around the cruise ship area have WiFi available. While some facilities may be for hotel guests only, no one owns the beach itself. I have heard that if alcohol is served in a particular area (pool bars for instance) that hotels can not limit access to that area to guests only, but I’ve never been able to confirm that.