Known among the masses for its pristine, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with glassy lagoon, Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands that makes up the country located in the South Pacific. Shrouded with a mysterious past that speaks of cannibalism to holding on to their traditional beliefs but with a more liberal mindset, Fiji is now more accepting and one of the most tourist-friendly places in the world. Fiji extends across the eastern region of Melanesia, where ethnically African people settled in prehistoric times, to the western edge of Polynesia, which was later inhabited by people who migrated from Southeast Asia using outrigger and double-hulled canoes. The population of Fiji is slightly more than 900,000, with just over half being indigenous people, known as iTaukei, and almost 40 percent being of Indian descent. Fiji is not just about cerulean blues, or palm-lined beaches - the essence of its history, culture, traditions is so much more that it becomes uniquely difficult to encapsulate its flavour.