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Let’s Go Local: Castaway Island On Coffee Shop Owner’s List

Siteri Turaganivalu is an entrepreneur who began her business amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to create employment for those that have been laid off from their job. She is the owner and founder of New Era Café, a unique eatery and beverages coffee shop with a variety of milk shakes, fruit juice and pastries.
11 May 2022 17:28
Let’s Go Local: Castaway Island On Coffee Shop Owner’s List
Inset: Siteri Turaganivalu with her family. Plantation Island Resort in the Mamanuca group of Islands.

Siteri Turaganivalu is an entrepreneur who began her business amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to create employment for those that have been laid off from their job.

She is the owner and founder of New Era Café, a unique eatery and beverages coffee shop with a variety of milk shakes, fruit juice and pastries.

From three staff, Mrs Turaganivalu has expanded her business and now employs 12 people.

 

Aside from her busy schedule, Mrs Turaganivalub loves to travel.

She has travelled to the US, France and England and is now planning to travel to Australia.

In her travels, she never leaves the country without her Bible.

She is hardworking, loves her alone-time for self-reflection, considers herself humble and grounded.

 

How many places have you visited around Fiji?
I have been to 15 places in Fiji and that includes Plantation Island and South Sea Island.

 

Plantation Island Resort. Photo: https://www.perfectwavetravel.com/surf-trips/fiji/plantation-island-resort/

Plantation Island Resort. Photo: https://www.perfectwavetravel.com/surf-trips/fiji/plantation-island-resort/

What is the one place in Fiji you would take visitors to, and why?
Plantation Island because it’s good for a family vacation.

 

What is your favourite place for coffee/pie, and why?
New Era Cafe

 

What is the one thing about travelling that you love?
It gives me a sense of relaxation from my busy daily schedules.

 

Castaway Island Resort.

Castaway Island Resort.

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list, and why?
Castaway Island Resort.

For its unique pristine beaches covered in rich tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sandy beaches and for the traditional iTaukei bures.

 

Feedback: laisa.kabulevu@fijisun.com.fj



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