Papakōlea Beach (also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach) is a green sand beach located near South Point, in the Kaʻū district of the island of Hawaiʻi. It gets its distinctive coloring from the mineral olivine, found in the enclosing cinder cone.
The 7 best things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. I just returned from my third trip to the island of Hawaii, and we are already planning our next one! These are some of my favorite island adventures, from kayaking with dolphins to summiting a mountain