While there are numerous day trips from Punta Cana that offer adventure, sightseeing, and culture, life in Punta Cana itself largely revolves around the beach.
Hobiecats and parasail charters ply the waters offshore, and hundreds of Vitamin-D deprived tourists soak in all the sun they can handle.
The white sand is perfectly matched by gently-swaying palm trees, and thatched-roof cabanas make the perfect retreat for sitting and doing nothing at all.
Even though the all-inclusive resorts can definitely put a pinch on your wallet, it's easy to find deals during the offseason months when not as many people are traveling.
Here, in this September photo, it technically is the height of hurricane season and is one of the lowest seasons for travel.