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Photo Essay – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – Travelling with Kids – Family Travel Blog

When I decided that we would head to Singapore for a couple of days on the way to Cambodia, the first thing I thought was ‘I’m staying at the Marina Bay Sands’. I, like most of us have seen the photos and thought that’s going to be me one day! Who doesn’t want to swim in the famous Marina Bay Sands infinity pool!

We were on a very tight schedule while in Singapore so I decided I didn’t want to spend a small fortune on accommodation when we wouldn’t be able to fully enjoy it. So we decided to stay at the Marina Bay Sands for one night and then move on to a more affordable hotel. The Marina Bay Sands has to be Singapore’s most instagramable place, opened in 2010 and has 2,561 rooms, the complex has a shopping mall, casino, ice skating rink and among other things the world famous infinity pool located on the 57th floor SkyPark.

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Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Seeing as we only had one night, we checked in, changed and headed straight to the infinity pool. I was determined to spend an afternoon here and watch the sunset from the pool with my cocktail and I’m happy to report I did just that. So I can share with you photos of our beautiful room and the even more beautiful infinity pool but other than that, not sure what the rest of the place is like and that’s exactly how I wanted it to be. Hope you enjoy our pics and I’m glad I had my one night of luxury pool fun!

On arrival

We arrived at Marina Bay Sands at about 3pm on a Saturday, the line for check in was, lets say long! It took about 40mins to check in. The ground floor foyer is pretty impressive though so I took a few snaps while waiting.

Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
The entrance foyer, Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
The check in counter, Marina Bay Sands

Our room

We had a premium city view room on the 32nd floor, as you can see the view was amazing. I think the other side would be impressive too as it overlooks Gardens by the Bay. I didn’t think of that when I requested a city view room. The couch is a double bed and one of the kids shared the king master bed with us.

Marina Bay Sands rooms
Premium City View Room, Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands rooms
Very spacious room with a superb view
Marina Bay Sands rooms
Lovely bathroom with free standing bath tub
Marina Bay Sands rooms
Amazing view from our hotel room, Marina Bay Sands

The famous Marina Bay Sands infinity pool

We all know or have seen this infinity pool, it’s located on the 57th floor and has been rated one of the best infinity pools in the world. There are many luxury hotels in Singapore but I think this infinity pool set Marina Bay Sands apart from the rest. I have to agree it’s pretty spectacular, I will let the photos speak for themselves.

Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
World famous infinity pool on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
Here we are taking in the lovely view at Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
Selfies with the little ones at the infinity pool, Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
You’ll never get sick of this view
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
We stayed for the sunset which was spectacular
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
My little mermaid, she just looooooves water
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
It just keeps getting better
Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
Still beautiful after dark with the pool lights on

Our Verdict

What’s not to love!! I will definitely return to this hotel one day, can’t guarantee that I will see more of the hotel but I’m certain I want to see more sunsets from that beautiful pool! It the perfect hotel for couples, families or even for a girls weekend in Singapore. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The room is lovely, exactly what I would expect from a 5 star hotel of this calibre, the room was very spacious and there was plenty of room for all 5 of us. I think if I stayed there again I would ask for a room on the bay side as I think the view of the Gardens by the Bay would be pretty special, even though I’m a big fan of city views I would like to see that.

Marina Bay Sands infinity pool
Alannah nailed this one, we had a few takes though!!

It is very expensive but splash out and spoil yourself, for up to date prices from Agoda click here. You owe it to yourself, Singapore is expensive for accommodation anyway so go the whole hog and splash out, you deserve it!

If you are looking for a comprehensive guide of Singapore please check out this post  ‘The Most Useful Singapore Travel Guide for 2017‘. It certainly has a wealth of information covering what to see, what to do and where to stay. Singapore Airlines is one of the safest airlines in the world and definitely one of the most comfortable ways to arrive in Singapore.

I have listed below some of our top things to do in Singapore with kids:

Singapore Zoo – definitely one of our favourites and we highly recommend breakfast with the orangutans.

Universal Studios Singapore – over on Sentosa Island, it will only take you one day to explore provide it’s not to crowds.

Kidzania Singapore – where the kids can experience ‘big peoples jobs’ and get a feel for what type of employment interests them, from airline pilot, surgeon, dentist, shop assistant and even an ice cream maker.

Gardens by the Bay – time your visit for just before dusk, then you will get to view it in the daylight and the evening.

Legoland Malaysia – which is just over the border in Malaysia but it’s definitely worth a visit, here’s how to get to Legoland from Singapore to help you out!

Have you had the opportunity to stay at the Marina Bay Sands? Did you think it was worth the money?

Safe Travels,

Sal & Co.






This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Sarah

    Looks fab Sally! Glad you guys got a good sunset.

    1. Sally

      Thanks Sarah, we sure did have a wonderful time. The pool is amazing, the view fabulous and the kids were happy swimming for hours. I really do hope to stay there again another time.

  2. susie

    Hi there,
    MBS looks wonderful! I have 3 small children and have just booked one night there next week. Our 4 year old will share the king bed with us. Did you email the hotel before arriving notifying them of this? Or did you just let them know at check in that there will be a 3rd child in the room. Were you charged for an additional person?

    1. Sally

      Hi Susie,

      Sorry for the direct email, I’m currently sitting at Changi Airport awaiting a flight to India.

      You will love Marina Bay Sands. Ordinarily I would say it would be very easy to smuggle a child in there as the reception is huge & busy.

      Issue is if you want to use the amazing pool. Each child needs a pass to get in, making it difficult. I suggest due to the age of your child that you advise they are sharing a bed with you. Accommodating 5 in a room becomes very difficult, it’s forever challenging for me especially now they are getting older.

      I hope you have a wonderful time, I love Singapore & highly recommend it for people travelling with kids. We will be back there in a weeks time & im looking forward to it.

      Let me know if you need to know anything further.

  3. Sharon Gourlay

    Hey Sally! Did they care at all that there were 5 of you checking into one room?

    1. Sally

      Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for your comment.

      No there wasn’t an issue but you’ll need to let them know otherwise you won’t be able to go up to the pool and the pool is really the highlight of a stay at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

      Sal & Co.

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