Staying at Marina Bay Sands definitely requires a dive in the pool on top of this enormous hotel. The infinity pool overlooking Singapore has become the icon of the city and the experience is amazing and not to be missed. Our kids don’t want to waste any time at the room; the pool is waiting and as it is already getting dark it is even a bigger attraction. As we still have to have diner we take the opportunity to have a simple meal on the sun loungers next to the pool. Only guests are entitled to entranced to the pool area, so at least one day at this hotel is necessary if you want to experience this one-in-a-life-time view. Still there are throngs of people trying to find some ample space. If you really want to have some space and quietness, your best bet is to get to the pool very, very early in the morning.
The architect of Marina Bay Sands created this building to inspire future design and we feel that throughout the integrated resort. The hotel towers slope but stand on straight legs, which give the complex its unique look. The architecture also followed the principles of feng shui to create a perfect balance of energy and harmonization with the environment. The three towers stand as individual modules, but are unified at Level 23, and again at the top of the towers by the SkyPark.
We arrived at Marina Bay Sands in the evening and are fortunate to have our check in right in our room, since the lobby is a bit noisy and crowded. We are amazed by the beautiful and quiet room. Due to the special architecture, even a standard room without bay view has a wonderful view towards the port, ships and gardens. Our room turns out very nice, the bathroom especially, the view of the Gardens By The Bay and out to sea is truly stunning. The breakfast and dinner buffets are both extensive, beautifully presented and delicious.
Besides the pool there’s Soar 57, the Sands Skypark public observation deck for which you need tickets. And Marina Bay Sands had much more to offer in terms of entertainment. There are always shows and events, it hosts a casino, you might want to go ice skating or float on a sampan. At The Shoppes there are 200+ fashion, jewellery & watches boutiques to be seen and even a huge luxury children's collection. Followed by over 20 bars and nightclubs. The hotel also hosts a beautiful spa, a fitness center and yoga.
If you want to add a touch of luxe, you might go dining the Celebrity Chef Restaurants such as: Adrift, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, dB Bistro & Oyster Bar, Lom Chim with its Thai cuisine, Pizzeria Mozza with its wood-fired ovens, Sky on 56: a modern interpretation of Asian cuisine, Spago: Californian cuisine with a spectacular view of the city skyline and gardens or Rise: with an international buffet lunch.
We loved to experience the wonder of Southeast Asia's largest light and water show, Wonder Full: an amazing convergence of light, music and sound, where the tale of the journey of life is told. You will be able to witness a spectacular 13-minute showpiece of visual effects of light and laser by the waterfront, with the cityscape of Singapore lit up in the backdrop. We were not the only one, Wonder Full is extremely popular with both locals as well as tourists, attracting over an estimated 4.2 million visitors from all around the globe.
Best part if it’s up to us is the Art Science Museum where our imagination was triggered. The exterior of this museum is incredible to see and an icon in itself as well, but again our kids don’t want to waste time and are eager to explore the Future World exhibition. It boasts a fully immersive 1500-square-metre digital universe, where spectacular art installations are brought to life and evolve in real-time through presence and creativity. Children go free every Friday, up to four children under 12 years old with every adult ticket purchased, but unfortunately not during holidays.
Finally we went to the Gardens by the Bay with the Supertrees in all kind of colors. These gardens are led by an independent organization and have several, great attractions. Such as: a skywalk to get an up-close look at the technical marvels of the Gardens’ futuristic trees, some beautiful glass greenhouses, lakes and gardens and collections of sculptural rocks and art. Or have a family day with interactive play delights, water play features and educational programmes at Far East Organization Children’s Garden.
# The unique experience and view of the infinity pool, great during the day but also very nice in the evening.
# To find about all about the Future World Exhibition at the Art Science Museum.
# The amazing selection of superb restaurants at Marina Bay Sands, and if your family loves shopping: the dazzling amount of shops.