Home to Help With a Hide­away

Imam, Noorun Buksh praise Gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tives.

Fiji Sun - - Sunbiz - LU­SIANA BANUVE

Help­ing the econ­omy of their moth­er­land grow was the rea­son Imam and Noorun Buksh re­turned to Fiji to set up their suc­cess­ful hide­away ho­tel in Nadi.

The ho­tel is called Bayview Cove Health Resort at Son­aisali.

The cou­ple who mi­grated to Aus­tralia when they were teenagers now run this perfect week­end get­away that is fast grow­ing pop­u­lar with overseas guests and lo­cals.

Tucked away in the in­ner most parts of Son­aisali, Bayview Cove of­fers you soli­tude, and perfect re­lax­ation when you want to tune off from the busy sched­ules of the work­ing life.

“We set up a busi­ness in Aus­tralia and lived a good life then my hus­band told me that he wanted to come back to Fiji,” Noorun Buksh said.

“He wanted to come and cre­ate a busi­ness, em­ploy peo­ple, help them so they can sup­port their fam­i­lies.”

The Bayview Cove Health Resort has 21 vil­las and they come in self con­tained units, com­plete with TV, air con­di­tion­ing and hot and cold show­ers. “We wanted to build some­thing that we would like to have on hol­i­day.

“That’s a golden rule of busi­ness.

“You’ve got to of­fer to peo­ple what you would want for your­self,” she said.

Se­cluded and iso­lated, this fa­cil­ity helps their vis­i­tors un­wind and get in touch with na­ture.

On the front of the resort is a river and guests go kayak­ing in peace while they can watch dif­fer­ent types of birds perch­ing on the trees sur­round­ing the prop­erty.

With a pool that looks out to the river, the re­lax­ation area around can also be trans­formed into a meet­ing place for those want­ing a dif­fer­ent set­ting for their plan­ning ses­sions and de­part­men­tal dis­cus­sions.

“This place is just gor­geous in ev­ery way.

“It just kinda trans­ports you into an­other world. “Your body and your mind just feels the change when you come to Bayview Cove Health Resort,” she said.

Mr Buksh was quick to ac­knowl­edge the Gov­ern­ment for their help with the set­ting up of the busi­ness.

“Our busi­ness grew be­cause of the in­cen­tives that Gov­ern­ment had and they’ve been sup­port­ive of our small busi­ness.

“We are very grate­ful for their as­sis­tance,” he said.

The cou­ple’s chil­dren and the rest of the fam­ily re­main in Aus­tralia while the cou­ple lives in Fiji.

Photo: Lu­siana Banuve

One of the units in the Bayview Cove Health Resort.

Photo: Lu­siana Banuve

The liv­ing room of one of the self con­tained units.

Noorun and Imam Buksh.

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