SWIMMING AT SUNRISE, SINGAPORE

The morning of our last day in Singapore dawned bright and early.

We’d set the alarm for 6:30am the night before, so as soon as it went off, we jumped out of bed and into our swimsuits.

Then, spotting the tell-tale wash of pink in the sky, we raced upstairs to the infinity pool, to watch the sun rise over the city…

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Sunrise is the BEST time to check out the pool at the Marina Bay Sands.

It’s quiet, colorful, warm, and so incredibly peaceful. There were a few other couples out, but for the most part: we had the whole pool to ourselves.

No kids, no splashes, no fighting people to get to the edge for a photo… just beautiful peace and quiet.

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We splashed around for a bit, taking photos, swimming, pretending to be mermaids*… (me. I pretended to be a mermaid.)

Then we wrapped ourselves in warm towels, snuggled up on the sun loungers, and watched the last streaks of pink fade from the sky.

Sunrise hunting complete, we wandered back to our room for showers and a quick change before breakfast.

Breakfast for Club Room-ers is served at Club 55, on the (unsurprisingly) 55th floor. The floor to ceiling windows offer spectacular views, and it’s quieter and a bit more private than the large main dining area downstairs.

After yesterday’s afternoon tea and evening canapé feast, we also had super high hopes for their breakfast menu. And it didn’t disappoint!

Pastries, cakes, and seven types of bread.

Nuts, dried fruit, preserves and honey.

Cereals and fresh fruit (including dragonfruit, jackfruit, and fresh passionfruit!)

Hot breakfast options included both Western and Asian dishes: sausages, egg, bacon, pancakes, hash browns, curry, noodles, rice…

There was also an omelette stand, with one of the chefs serving up fresh made-to-order omelettes with your choice of toppings.

I had mine made with spring onion, mushroom, spinach, and tomato, and it was absolutely perfectly. Set on the outside, gooey in the middle, and just really really yummy!

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After breakfast, we made our way back up to the infinity pool, determined to make the most of our short stay.

We spent a happy couple of hours splashing around in the water. We snapped photos, and read our books. When we got thirsty, we ordered fresh coconut water.

I got VERY sunburnt. Turns out those grey clouds are sneaky little buggers, and I was absolutely roasted. (So yeah. TOP UP YOUR SUNSCREEN.)

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Honestly guys, the Marina Bay Sands is the most expensive hotel we’ve ever stayed at. No sponsors, we paid for everything ourselves, spent an absolute FORTUNE… and we’d do it all again in a heartbeat.

It was worth every penny, and we didn’t want to leave! But all good things, etc etc…

Our late checkout meant we could stay until 1pm, so we stayed in the pool right up until midday. Then we packed up our bags, checked out, and made our way back into town for lunch.

Seriously. Best holiday ever.

(And don’t worry, I’ve only got one more Singapore blog to post! Nearly there guys. Nearly there.)

MORE POSTS ABOUT SINGAPORE:

7 Things to Expect on your First Trip to Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Colorful Streets of Little India, Singapore

Kampong Glam and Haji Lane, Singapore

One Perfect Night at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

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