About Fiji : According to the Fijian legend, the great chief Lutunasobasoba led his people to the new Fiji land across the seas. The Melanesians and the Polynesians together in creating a highly developed society before the arrival of Europeans. The European discovered the Fiji group quite accidentally. The first discovery was made by the Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman along with some English navigators in 1643. The Fiji consists of 332 islands.