We will be on the BI mid August 2014 for 8 nights. I am torn between the following:
a.) Staying at a Mauna Lani condo (probably Fairway or Palm Villa) for the full 8 nights and double-booking a night in Volcano mid week, worth it? Is it feasible to take the southern route one way and the northern on return or vice versa? This may not give us enough time to see Volcano though with too many stops. Or possibly doing the northern route to Akaka Falls on a separate day completely and take the southern route to Volcano for the overnight and Saddle Rd on return.
b.) Staying 7 nights at a Mauna Lani condo, leave very early and head to Volcano for the 8th night and fly out late afternoon to Oahu the following day.
Any expert advice is welcomed!