01 Feb Marina Bay Sands – Singapore
The Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore is an architectural marvel. Shaped as a ship perched onto three 56-storey towers, this man-made wonder opened its doors in 2010, to the gargantuan amount of $5.2 billion. At Hungrycookie, we’re generally budget travellers, saving all that hard-earned cash on extravagant experiences rather than on accommodation. What’s the point of travelling, if you spend the whole time lounging at a resort? Marina Bay Sands is a worthy exception. Having finished a gruelling internship, myself and a few buddies were ready to experience a touch of luxury. Swimming in the infinity pool, is one of those once in a lifetime experiences that’s worth every dime.
The cheapest rooms range from approximately (S$379 – S$669) depending on your time of travel. Club room upgrades, honeymoon upgrades will set you back (S$882 – S$1055). There are even more extravagant rooms, but unless you’re rolling in cash, I’ll let you look that up yourself. For detailed rates, click here.
The Infinity Pool
Easily the most impressive feature – the infinity pool overlooking Singapore’s financial district will leave skyscraper lovers squeamish with excitement. What is an infinity pool? It’s a pool whose positioning gives the impression that it merges into the surrounding landscape, in this case, the pool merges into the sky and the surrounding skyline. You may have seen similar pools in Bali and the Greek Islands, but seriously… nothing compares to the one in Singapore. From afar, the design creates the illusion that the pool is teetering off the edge. But never fear it’s all an illusion; with an underlying cantilevered platform providing support.
Unfortunately, only guests staying at Marina Bay Sands have access to the pool. Access cards are provided to guests and are checked by staff before entering the pool. Swim to the teetering edge and pity the investment bankers and auditors stuck at work. Soak in the hot tubs. Perhaps, order a cocktail by the lounging area? The experience is certainly one of exclusivity and luxury. The views are spectacular and I’m 100% confident there is no baby poo in sight 😀 (yes, public pools are revolting). The pool is open day and night.
Points of Interest
After being blown away by the infinity pool, you may find yourself shopping at the swanky shopping mall or admiring the alternative views from the public viewing platform. Marina Bay Sands is a full entertainment district itself, packed full of bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping. Consider the following attractions:
- Skating Rink
- Observation Deck
- ArtScience Museum
- Spa, Massages & Treatments
- 7 celebrity chef restaurants
- World’s largest atrium casino
- Theatres & shows
- Bars & Clubs (Avalon, Pangea, Flight Bar & Lounge, Ce La Vie)
For a full list of attractions, click here.
Generally, we rave about the creations of Mother Nature. MBS is equally mind-blowing. If you happen to be passing through Singapore, treat yourself to this luxurious experience. You won’t regret it.
View of Singapore’s Financial District
What do you think of this crazy pool?
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Ave
+65 6688 8868