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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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. I have to agree it’s pretty spectacular, I will let the photos speak for themselves.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Have you had the opportunity to stay at the Marina Bay Sands? Did you think it was worth the money?
Sal & Co.