Since it was unveiled to the world in June 2010, the infinity swimming pool at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore has continued to enjoy life in the international spotlight.
The world’s most expensive hotel at the time of opening, the Marina Bay Sands hotel changed Singapore’s skyline irrevocably. Its three 55-storey towers housing 2,561 hotel rooms and suites loom largely over the Marina Bay area of the city, with all eyes on the boat-shaped structure perched precariously atop those three towers.
And no wonder – this platform, the SkyPark, is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and is large enough to park four and a half A380 jumbo jets, or three football fields!
While one side of the SkyPark is allocated to the 67-meter Observation Deck, which inevitably provides outstanding views across the city and out to sea, the other side of the SkyPark is where things really get interesting.
At 150m, the swimming pool at Marina Bay Sands is the length of three Olympic swimming pools — Photo courtesy of Marina Bay Sands
Here, soaring 200 meters above the ground, is one of the most impressive hotel swimming pools the world has ever seen. At 150 meters in length, it is three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool, with its water seemingly slipping off the edge of the world. No need to worry about swimming off the edge though – there is in fact a catchment area and platform just below.
For the ultimate in high-living, hotel guests can sip a cocktail poolside reclining on one of the many sunloungers that line the pool, kick back in the relaxation garden or take a dip in a choice of poolside Jacuzzis. Needless to say, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height has some of the most impressive views from a swimming pool anywhere in the world.