Want to add a touch of fiery romance to Valentine’s Day by taking your other half somewhere special, but not quite sure what options are available? Or are you single and looking for a fun event where you can really let your hair down? My Cyprus Insider has narrowed down some inspiring events for an alternative evening – some that can even be enjoyed solo, and others, that guarantee fun with a group of friends for a rather different night out!


1. Soul-soothing rhythms at Sarah’s Jazz Club, Nicosia

Love music that soothes the soul and takes you on a magical journey that gets your toes tapping and heart racing? Here’s an event you will love, that sees Jazz singer, Sarah Fenwick, joined by saxophonist Charis Ioannou, pianist Dimitris Miaris, bassist Costas Challoumas and drummer, Marios Spyrou. Together, they will be playing swing and ballads from the great American Songbook – the bible of musical romanticism. Bringing the cosy and cute Sarah’s Jazz Club to life in Nicosia’s old town, this event is not just for lovers, but also friends, family and anyone looking to have a great night out!



2. Dinner with sensual music at Dionysos Mansion, Limassol

For a classy Valentine’s Day affair, ‘fun and gourmet’ will fuse in fabulous unison at Dionysos Mansion, a place that has worked up a great reputation for its fine food, in the fabulously romantic setting of an old stone house. Placing great emphasis on innovative gastronomy, love birds can enjoy a delicious six-course set meal in a special Valentine’s Day event with sensual music by the resident DJ. Meat lovers can indulge in homemade ravioli stuffed with crispy polenta, Pissouri-farm halloumi panna cotta and passion fruit sauce. Seafood lovers, on the other hand, can delight their taste buds with crayfish and shrimp ‘’balotine’’ with fish soup ‘’kakavia’’ stock, served with sage foam and coriander oil.



3. Speed dating evening, Tree of Life Centre, Larnaca

Single and ready to mingle? Here’s an alternative Valentine’s Day event for you! Targeted at singles over the age of 37, the evening will follow the classic speed dating format with a few surprises. Curious to find out more? Check out the event’s Facebook page for updates. If you still have questions, contact the organising team and they will be happy to answer them for you. Friendly hosts will also be on hand at the event to ensure you have a great experience.



4. Cocktails ‘Made for Two’, Amavi Hotel, Paphos

Impress your loved one by taking them down to the couples-only Amavi Hotel by Paphos’ golden shores. This exclusive Made for Two Hotel is designed to cater to every desire of loved-up couples in a serene and luxurious environment. The rooms are dreamy and perfectly fulfil the needs of partners, but if you can’t stay the night, simply surprise your other half with a cocktail made to share at the swish Selene Bar. Carefully crafted by the Amavi’s specialist mixologist, delicious options include The Love Bird, Sixth Sense and Elixir of Selene – all are guaranteed to add an extra spark to your night as you say cheers to your love!


Photo: Amavi Hotel