When the hustle and bustle of everyday life becomes too stressful to bear, individuals look to tranquil vacations to melt away the stress and reinvigorate themselves. There are countless tourist destinations in the world, but not all of them provide a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

For those looking to unwind and relax without feeling like they are surrounded by a sea of people who are pushing and shoving to take in the sites and tourist attractions, the following destinations are the perfect locations to discover oneself.


Natura Cabana – Image by lollipopgal

For those looking to reconnect with themselves and the environment, Natura Cabana in Cabarete, Dominican Republic is the perfect retreat. These cabanas are tucked away in gorgeous vegetation, located right by the beach. Visitors to this location feel as if they are secluded from the rest of the world, while still being provided the luxuries one should expect from a five-star hotel. There are 10 different bungalows to choose from, each of which have their own distinct style.

If being surrounded by peace and quiet isn’t enough to fully unwind, Natura Cabana also has daily yoga sessions as well as beautiful spas and restaurants. With the price being $90 per person, it is the perfect vacation destination. [http://www.naturacabana.com/cabarete-hotel.php]

Sometimes simply getting away from modern technologies is enough to unwind and rediscover oneself. Without venturing outside of the United States, MaryJanesFarm in Moscow, Idaho offers the perfect opportunity to do so without having to spend a fortune. At this rustic bed & breakfast, visitors won’t find phones or electricity.

Guests have their own private canvas tent and everything they need is located out doors, including a gorgeous claw-foot tub. While it certainly isn’t like anything one would experience during everyday life, it is a perfect way to escape from reality and get back to what truly matters – relaxation. [http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/bb/]


Casa La Sieta – Image by kayakin

Spain is known for their famous ‘siesta’, which is really just a glorified name for a two-hour nap. Casa La Siesta, located in Cadiz, Spain, is appropriately named because it provides guests the perfect opportunity to relax and catch up on sleep. It is located in the countryside of Andalusia, which is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Between the wine sampling available in Casa La Siesta’s private restaurant or it’s Old World Charm, guests can rest assured they will be able to find the perfect escape within the walls of Casa La Siesta.

If or when relaxing begins to lose its charm, Cadiz is in a very convenient geographical location, with gorgeous tourist destinations, such as Granada, just a bus ride away. [http://www.casalasiesta.com/en/casa.html]

Who doesn’t enjoy the beach? But, often times it can lose its appeal when there are kids running around everywhere and not an inch of beach to spare. That is why French Polynesia is the perfect getaway for individuals who love the beach but don’t want the hassle that usually goes along with it.

There are secluded islands where guests can enjoy their own private beach in a stunning villa. They are off the beaten path and away from the chaotic crowds. Perfect for guests looking to escape to another world and experience a new culture.

The Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is located on a private island in the Dominican Republic. It takes guests away from the usual tourist crowds and whisks them away to a secluded adventure with crystal waters and breathtaking beaches.

While it isn’t as secluded as some of the other destinations, it is perfect for those looking to getaway from massive groups of people while still enjoying a fantastic nightlife and outdoor activities. Visitors can golf or take advantage of a number of different restaurants, spas and beaches. [http://www.bahia-principe.com/BP/resorts/resort/CayoLevantado]

Destinations to Discover yourself - Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

Relaxation doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. All of these destinations can be explored for a relatively inexpensive price. Why waste another moment overwhelmed and tense? Taking a much needed vacation is about more than just stunning beaches and awe-inspiring landscapes; it is about rediscovering oneself and recharging, so that everyday life doesn’t seem so overwhelming.

Brenda Ankney the author of the “5 Tranquil destinations to discover yourself” is an avid blogger and frequent contributor to a number of publications, including Assisted Living Today, a news and information site that covers a variety of elderly living topics such as assisted living in Texas.