TUI Magic Life Kalawy – Club Vacation
This article is about our stay at TUI Magic Life Kalawy. This was actually the first time I went to a Club for vacation. Not actually sure why I have never tried this type of vacation before. Our family vacations were always rather active or we stayed at vacation houses etc. We never really stayed at hotels besides when we went for city trips.
So this year for my mom’s birthday (New Year’s Day) my parents wanted to go to Egypt as a family vacation.
We booked the Club Hotel TUI Magic Life Kalawy as it seemed to be a good fit for the whole family.
Activities at TUI Magic Life Kalawy
TUI Magic Life Kalawy offers many activities that can be done during they day. I would say this club is a good fit for families in particular.
There are many sports activities throughout the day. Also there is an outside gym. They offer several fun activities like Arcade games, archery or fitness courses in the pool. Additionally they offer a large variety of fitness classes or team sports. It would be too long to list all these activities, but there is really something for everyone of the family to do. You can check out the activities offered at TUI Magic Life Kalawy here.
We tried out Zumba and some of the fitness courses which we really enjoyed. We also played tennis daily and participated in the tennis lesson they offered. They offer lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Also there is a weekly tournament you can participate. They have 4 courts which you can book by just entering your room number on a sheet outside the courts. You can book the court once per day per room. As we had 3 rooms we could book a lot of courts, but after 1h in the hot Egyptian weather you are quite tired anyways!
Watersports at TUI Magic Life Kalawy
The club has a water sports station where you can go diving, SUP paddling, snorkling, rent Kayaks and do windsurfing. The TUI Magic Life Kalawy does not offer banana boat, waterski or sailing as Magic Life Sarigerme has it. The focus is more on other water activities, fitness or family activities I would say.
We tried all the water sport activities offered at Kalawy except diving. Snorkling was amazing as the hotel has its own small riff and you could see many fishes and underwater plants. Kayaking, SUP Paddling and windsurfing was also fun.
For almost every evening there was some event planned. Most of the events happen in the bar area or in the theater. For New Year’s eve TUI Magic Life Kalawy had a special dinner and big party with dance area. They also have an outside cinema at the beach where you can watch movies. As the areal is so big you do not have to join the parties, but you can also go to a quieter area. The evening activities are for all guests from young to older.
Food at TUI Magic Life Kalawy
You sometimes hear bad things about the food at those all inclusive clubs at least that’s a bit of the expectation we had. However, we were positively surprised as the food was absolutely tasty! And they had a large variety.
Bars & Restaurants
The main restaurant at TUI Magic Life Kalawy always has a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are several bars spread through the hotel area. There is a bar at the main building where you can order drinks all day. As well as an additional bar at the beach which is open during the day and one next to each pool.
There is also a ‘rooftop’ bar on the beach on top of the watersports station. I think this bar is not open all night but we always went here in the late afternoon. Before leaving the beach we got a sundowner drink and watched the sunset. The sun goes down quite early in Egypt during this time of the year. Around 7pm it was already very dark outside.
There are several theme restaurants at TUI Magic Life Kalawy where you are served and order food from the menu. You should book the theme restaurants in advance to ensure that you have a table. The theme restaurants are often booked out. I think you can book each restaurant once per week of your stay.
I would definitely recommend the theme restaurants to you! The food was great and it was also good to all eat together at the same time. With the buffet it’s often a bit unrelaxed as not everyone is at the table at the same time. The theme restaurants offer different food such as typical local food, asian, fast food etc.
Beach at Kalawy in Egypt
The beach in Kalawy is right next to the hotel area and it is also very long. The beach stretches from one side where the watersports station is to the other side where the diving station is. In between are the stretchers with parasols. The beach is very clean and the water is shallow so it’s nice for playing in the water.
Resumé of our stay at TUI Magic Life Kalawy
Overall I would say that TUI Magic Life Kalawy is a nice club to go to during German winter time as it is nice and warm in Egypt during the day. Also this club is perfect for families as they offer a large variety of activities. The entertainment program is for young and old guests. I think one week or 10 days is enough for club vacation. After that each day feels a bit like the same.