Dude, that's awesome. You'll get a chance to see raging hurricane from high above. That's like the ultimate experience right there. We the ordinary mortals only get to see these pictures from what satellites capture, you'll get to see it with your own eyes. How awesome that will be and that's before your vacation actually starts.
You are right, Punta Cana is outside of Bill's projected path as seen in this picture:
However the keyword there is "projected" - it's likely it will go that way, but he could change and head straight for the Dominican Republic. That's an unlikely scenario, though. Either way, there could be heavy showers as result of Hurricane Bill passing close by and given that Punta Cana is on the east, if any part of the island gets to feel hurricane Bill being close, it's Punta Cana.
That again is just a projected scenario. It could easily happen that there will be no effect of Hurricane Bill on any part of the DR and you’re vacation will be fine. However, if it does affect your vacation, it's a choice you have made. Going to the Caribbean right in the middle of hurricane season kind of asks for this type of adventure. This is the first hurricane on this side of Americans this year so timing truly is a bit unfortunate. Does your travel agent offer any form of guarantee if your vacation gets spoiled by a hurricane? Some do offer it or allow you to reschedule when there is a hurricane. You should enquire with your travel agent and take advantage of that.
If not possible, you can always gear up and make the best of it. There'll be a lot to brag about after you have returned - all your friends will want to know what it's like to experience a hurricane and you'll be the one with hands on experience. Take lots of pictures as these will be some powerful memories: "Dude, I was totally there when a hurricane hit. It was bad ***"
· 1 decade ago