We did a timeshare exchange and at first we were disappointed that the Luana was not directly on the beach. But the disappointment faded as soon as we arrived. The Luana is just a short 5 to 8 minutes to one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Waikiki and only one block from great shopping and restaurants. Our one bedroom suite was on the 16th floor on the corner. We had a great view of the ocean. Diamond Head, and the city. We were able to watch the fireworks from another hotel right from our balcony. The staff were absolutely wonderful.. We will certainly return to the Outrigger Luana.