I am interested in visiting Long Island and I noticed that they said 'no food or alcohol to be brought onto the island as we are a fully licensed venue'.
This makes no sense for a few reason. Firstly, every hotel/motel/resort that sells alcohol is a licensed venue. Secondly, every holiday I've been on (bar the Maldives because it's against the law) we have taken a few bottles of wine with us to enjoy on the balcony.
We also usually pack some of our favourite snacks in case we aren't hungry enough for a full meal.
I suppose my question is are they legally allowed to impose this on guests? They aren't allowed to do luggage searches so I know we could get away with it if we wanted to- but I just find the whole thing rather silly.
They sell bottles of wine for min $40 per bottle and have vending machines all around with junk food/cans/bottles so I know they're not trying to minimise land fill or anything.
Thanks in advance for your responses.