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Recently I added a new category to my Bucket List: Places to Swim. I didn't realize how many unique and fascinating places there are to swim in; from nature's best like the Great Blue Hole in Belize or geothermal pools in Iceland to manmade rooftop pools in Asia or the world's largest pool in Chile. One of these pools has been on my bucket list for years: the rooftop infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. (Here's an article from the National Geographic for more swimming ideas.)
We spent our first night in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The hotel itself was luxurious and conveniently located, but the one and only reason for our stay at the hotel was the rooftop pool. (And you'll see why!) As soon as we arrived at the Singapore Changi Airport the journey to the hotel was extremely convenient; 2 MRT subways straight from the airport to an underground walkway to the hotel from the MRT station. We arrived at the hotel around 8 am on Saturday April 15th, 2017 but our check in wasn't until 3 pm. We decided to try to see if our room was ready. The hotel receptionist offered to upgrade the room for $42 USD on a higher floor with a city view and the room would be available immediately. The room was already costing us $492 USD for a single night, so I thought what's an extra $42 gonna matter? :D We went up to our room on the 37th floor, and the skyline view was beautiful! After traveling for 32 hours, we both desperately needed to brush our teeth, and take a refreshing shower before heading out to explore the city.
We explored Gardens By The Bay (Part 1 of this Series: to read click here) for the first half of the day, and towards 3 pm we were starting to crash. With a 12 hour time difference (3 am NYC time) and being jet lag, it was time to relax. We headed up to the infinity pool on the 57th floor around 6 pm, and the sunset views were incredible even on the cloudy day! The infinity pool faces the city skyline, and you feel like you are swimming in the clouds as you view the peaks of other skyscrapers. The experience was surreal!
Although there were lots of people at the pool, it did not feel crowded because the pool is ginormous. Pool, lounge chairs, palm trees, restaurant/bar, drink service, the view = the recipe for a perfect place to relax. And you bet we were there first thing the next morning again!
What are some of your bucket list places to swim? Would you add Marina Bay Sands to your list? I would love to hear your feedback!
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This blog is long overdue! I've wanted to start it years ago, but never got around to it. Traveling is my passion. My dream is to one day visit all continents, countries and states in the U.S. Thankfully I have had the opportunity to visit 38 countries in 4 different continents so far. Keep posted for my adventures and life events on my blog! - Rebecca
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