Imagine this: as you look up, you see a canopy of never-ending palm trees. Below you, a sea of lush vegetation and a sandy path that is rumored to take you to the legendary beach, Playa Bavaro. As you move forward, the greenery disappears and gives way to a sugar-white beach with teal waves kissing the shore. You stop to take in this perfect, other-worldly beach paradise. And then you see the beach waiter, padding towards you with a tray to take your drink order.