My plane does depart till later in the afternoon on the day we depart. Even though we check out at 11am, will they still allow people to use the facilties for the afternoon (eat/drink)?
yes, all the resorts will allow you to use all facilties till you get on the bus to the airport. They do not take your wrist band at check out, some don’t take them all all. I have several at home.
and the excellence is the farest from the airport.
from the late afternoon departure count back the 2 1/2 - 3hrs prior to departure arrival at the airport plus a 1+hr drive to reach there means you will not check out much after that 11AM check out deadline anyways.
like written above, the resorts leave you usually your AI til your tourbus arrives to bring you to the airport.