Who We Are
Ke Ola (The Life) is a locally owned, bimonthly magazine for people who love Hawai‘i Island—whether they live here full-time, part-time, or dream of being here some day soon.
It is Hawai‘i Island’s only cultural and lifestyle magazine—featuring inspiring stories about the art, the food, the land, the music, the people, the spirit, and more.
Ke Ola Magazine began with its first issue on Hawai‘i Island in December 2008 with 36 pages. In 2012, Ke Ola reached 100 pages and was named the #13 fastest growing business in the Hawaiian Islands by Pacific Business News.
Ke Ola Magazine supports resident writers, photographers, authors, and artists. They are at the heart of what we do, defining the many powerful voices hailing from both islands, telling stories that can have an impact on our sustainable future.
We support Hawai‘i Island businesses by giving them an affordable, yet a high-end marketing vehicle with long-lasting circulation for promoting their products and services.
Our readers are people who love the Hawaiian Islands and desire a deeper connection to the culture and land.
We distribute 24,000 copies on Hawai‘i Island every two months. With a growing, loyal subscriber base and availability at more than 300 island-wide locations on Hawai’i Island, plus complimentary distribution to professional offices, concierge, and community events, we offer the most proactive distribution of any other publication on the island.