One of the most notable sights in Singapore, is of the Marina Bay Sands. A structure of 3 towers, connected at the top by what looks like a boat.
Up there, on the 57th floor, is an infinity pool, restaurants and a viewing area. The view is truly spectacular, whether you’re looking back toward the city:
Or out to the Singapore Strait:
So, how can you get up to the 57th floor and take in these great views?
Book a Room at the Marina Bay Sands
In fact, the only way you can get access to the incredible infinity pool, is if you book a room. The challenge here though is that prices are rather steep, compared to either points bookings (like at the wonderful Grand Hyatt Singapore), American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) options, or even just paying at some of the other area hotels.
One thing to note, is that security is so tight going to the infinity pool, that everyone needs to have a room key. So don’t think that your group of 4 friends can get into the pool at the same time, with only 2 of you booking a single room. You actually go through a turnstyle!
Pay to visit the SkyPark
I’m not generally a fan of paying when I don’t have to, but I’m including this option for those folks that do such things.
Grab Lunch at one of the SkyDeck Restaurants
There are 3 restaurants up on the SkyDeck; Spago, Ce La Vi. Lavo. You can book a reservation (which I would recommend, just to be safe), and enjoy a nice meal on the 57th floor.
We chose Spago:
My family and I had the opportunity to have lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant. The food was reasonable, with the expected higher price of being in an exclusive location. One thing that almost tripped us up, was that open toed shoes are not permitted in the main restaurant, so we ate in the bar area. Overall though, it was perfectly comfortable, with great views!
The lunch menu had some nice twists on standard fare like burgers and club sandwiches:
They also had a nice cocktail menu, here’s what my brother had:
Wrapping up – Visiting the Marina Bay Sands SkyDeck
For many, going up to the 57th floor SkyDeck is a bucket list item when visiting Singapore. If you fall in that boat, then definitely consider some of the options above. Just note, the cheapest options may not yield the greatest value, and the most expensive options—while providing exclusive access—may not be worth the additional spend.
Have you been to the Marina Bay Sands’ SkyDeck or SkyPark? Which path did you take to get there?