We leave for Maui/Big Island next Thursday (10/20). We are staying at the two Fairmont resorts all but one night--the night we spend at Volcano Nat'l Park. I have ressies for a Crater-view Deluxe at VNP and a room at the Kiluea Lodge with plans to eat there. I think I understand the pros & cons--VNP: the view and only the view; and Kiluea: the food (dinner) and ambience plus breakfast. It's only one night--I can't make up my mind!