I am happy to hear the you had a great and relaxing vacation, and had a wonderful stay, and are planning to return next year.
The newly instituted $30 per condo resort fee by the Hotel that shares our grounds has created a confusion for the repeat guests like yourself that did not have to pay it last year. For one I am assuming that you and other repeat guests went on auto pilot and did not read the Airbnb updated notes or my documentation notifying you of the Hotel policy change and what it covers. To clarify, the $30 per day per condo is only required if you intend to use the Hotel's, restaurants, bars and spa. As, the pools, the beach, the sun-chairs, the tennis courts and parking are already included with the condo rental.
Also, the fee was instituted, due to the fact the Hotel guests are paying between 2 to 3 times the rate you are paying for the condo . So in essence you are upgrading your stay to have access to more amenities and services. But the upside of this, is the Hotel did lower their food prices by 35%, a point that some of the condo guests failed to mention.
So for the future just keep this in mind, if you do not use the Hotel amenities mentioned above you do NOT need to pay the $30 per condo per day. Also, when you book in the future, do ask me to give you tips on how to lower that the total resort fee paid to the Hotel if you choose to use their amenities, I can give you a couple of pointers.
Thank you again for being a repeat guest, and thank you for bringing this up to my attention. I look forward to assisting with your next stay.