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Globetrotter Sapra Prefers Home Taveuni Spot

In 2012, she returned to Fiji and has been building her world of creativity while collaborating with businesses since.
02 Jan 2021 15:24
Globetrotter Sapra Prefers Home Taveuni Spot
Sonam Sapra with her children.

Sonam Sapra, the Taveuni born globetrotter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, lives in Nadi. There she has the opportunity to pursue life as an artist, entrepreneur and mother.

She owns her own clothing line Baby Boo sold at Jack’s of Fiji outlets.

She was born in the 1980’ s.

Her family left the country soon after to support her father in his line of work with the United Nations.

Ms Sapra spent many years overseas travelling the world where she learnt much about on art, culture and diversity She completed a degree in communication design in New York, from Parsons the New School for Design.

In 2012, she returned to Fiji and has been building her world of creativity while collaborating with businesses since.

 

What’s one place you’d take every visitor in Fiji, and why?

Navakawau “End of the road” Village in the Garden Island of Fiji.54279195_10213655961858267_5458838914217279488_o (2)

Naivakawau beach on Taveuni Island.

Naivakawau beach on Taveuni Island.

It is a safe haven for me, the ultimate escape from everybody.

At least twice a year, I go there to be in solitude, to really get back in touch with myself and reconnect with what my purpose which can so easily be forgotten in this busy world.

Observing the community there really helps keep me humble.

It reminds me of the important things in leading a happy life, community is really important for that.

That is what Navakawau teaches me.

The beach there is like none other.

It is almost an alien world away from greed and gluttony, instead surrounded by serenity, happiness and an open mindedness to the unknown.

When you are at the village, you can hear the waves from the ocean, you can feel its power calling you to the beach.

The journey to the beach is magical itself, you walk on a narrow path through the jungle, and then all of a sudden you come to this opening and you are like wow.

 

What’s your secret backyard favourite spot?

Navakawau beach is untouched, sacred and not open to everybody.

You have to get special permission to go there.

The energy there is pure and powerful.

Every time I come back from Navakawau, I feel reborn, pure almost.

It is a beautiful feeling, and everyone in Fiji deserves to experience that, feeling reborn with purpose and joy for oneself and respect for their delicate life.

 

What’s your favourite place in Fiji for a pie/coffee?

South Pacific Coffee Company on Nadi Back Road.

That is my husband’s coffee shop and coffee business, and I have a lot of creative input in that business, and I believe he is doing everything right with it.

He is leading in coffee culture innovation in Fiji with Fiji Made Cold Brew coffee, which is ready to drink coffee, hot or cold, coffee machine free and an excellent pre workout drink.

He is also providing space in the café for other entrepreneurs to showcase their products and talents, which gives the feeling of a safe place for the community as we work through this unpredictable period.

I am very proud of him.

 

What’s one Fiji spot on the top of your bucket list?

I’d have to say the Yasawas.

Where in the Yasawa, I don’t know yet I have never been there, but always hear great things about it.

I have this idea in my head that the energy there is just as magical as Navakawau Village, so I want to go there one day.

I’m drawn to places where I can enjoy solitude and soak up good energy.

Feedback: susana.tuilau@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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