Marina Bay Sands

Now this is one hotel I just had to write about!  I stayed at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on my last night of a 3 month trip around Asia.  So I thought it would be useful to share my thoughts if you’re planning a trip to Singapore and wondering where to stay.

Not only was the Marina Bay Sands hotel stunning, it had an extra surprise that made it a truly unforgettable experience.

The Marina Bay Sands hotel is attached to a shopping plaza in the centre of Singapore.  It was a great crash pad for our trip to the small, but perfectly-formed city state, as you could get about most places on foot.  In fact, Marina Bay Sands itself was attached to a large indoor shopping centre with a vast choice of restaurants and bars, so you weren’t held captive in the hotel.

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Also, as its name suggests, Marina Bay Sands sits on Singapore’s unique bay front, which every night displayed an amazing water and light show!

Not only are the botanical gardens a stones-throw away, the Marina Bay Sands has the most amazing views of the Singapore skyline, which I have to admit, does put London’s skyline in the shade.  Also, at 57-storey’s high, you were pretty much guaranteed to get a room with a view.

The hotel itself boasted the most innovative architecture I had seen.  Three tower blocks, with a ship ‘anchored’ across them all.  Photo opps galore.

But this is all irrelevant when I tell you about the real surprise…  Marina Bay Sands had a Skypark on the 57th floor, which included an observation deck, Jacuzzi, restaurant and bar, and my most favourite part of all – an infinity pool.

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The infinity pool is breath-taking as the pool goes to the very edge of the rooftop, so you are literally swimming towards the skyline.  We almost overlooked the pool, in favour of a late night zoo trip, until we say people going to the lift wearing dressing gowns, and decided to follow them.

This was by far the best decision of our trip, as it was an amazing experience enjoying the pool and views of Singapore’s unrivalled skyline.  It’s by far one of the best perks of the hotel and is especially amazing at night time, when the bright lights of the city really do create an amazing atmosphere.  Also, as the temperature cooled at night-time, the warm infinity pool, and hot Jacuzzi, made for a great chill out.

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There are a few more hotel choices we explored for our trip, such as the Fullerton, which is all glitz and glam with a price to match.  But for location, experience and that crazy-cool infinity pool, I’m glad we opted for the Marina Bay Sands hotel.  It made for a trip I’ll never forget.

Words by: Kelsey Purnell

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