about us

Andrea Nyack

The only daughter of a Swiss mother and Grenadian father, I grew up in Switzerland. My passion for the hospitality industry began during my college years; what originated as a means to an end, became increasingly more my dream.
Cooking and baking, inviting friends around and preparing a superb meal for them, are things I have always loved to do. Having been able to fulfil my dream of owning a guesthouse with a restaurant on my father’s native island is wonderfully exciting, intoxicating, and simply super! A dream I have shared with Bernhard, and together we brought it to life. It was a long way from buying an old house and transforming it into a bright and airy, modern but cozy gueshouse and restaurant where we can offer you an extraordinary culinary experience, enhanced with Swiss professionalism and indigenous ingredients.
From a French literature student with a passion for cooking, I initially became a secondary school teacher. After further education I've teached General Education at a vocational school in Switzerland. I still enjoy teaching and will continue to teach. As per the last few years I will take positions as a temporary teacher, but now only during the island’s low season (the summer months), when the weather in Switzerland can be quite wonderful.

 

Bernhard Huss

What did I do before armadillo?
I worked for many years as an advisor for non-profit organisations and as a Manager of a small nursing home.
….before that?
I was educated as a food inspector and worked for several years in the food processing industry with companies in the Zurich region. Simultaneously I managed a large home for the elderly, and thereafter I took a leadership position in a facility offering special training workshops for those with intellectual disabilities.
….and before that?
I was deputy Managing Director in a regional hospital; assistant to the Commercial Director of a private clinic; Deputy Operations Manager at the Airport Restaurant AG in Zurich.
….and even before that?
I worked as a chef in larger catering establishments and also spent a long period in the Swiss military service.
….and even earlier in my life?
That I will happily tell you about personally!
What else can I tell you about myself?
With a good ice-cold Carib, the local beer, in hand I will be pleased to tell you all about myself!
My background:
Professional chef, Hotel School educated, Business economist, post-graduate studies in Organisational Development and Coaching.

about what we offer

The two most important qualities we provide here at the armadillo are:

Relaxation: a retreat away from the crowds, mass tourism and the hectic tourist centre; tucked away and far from the hustle and bustle of the capital city and the mainstream tourist centres.

And:

Enjoyment: culinary, literary, artistic, sporting, nature!

Share with us your “dream holiday” activities and we will do our best to help you fulfill them!

Please let us know how we can assist you planning your stay.

about getting around in Grenada

Renting a car or getting on a local bus - it all depends on how you would like to explore the island!

Many of our guests have chosen the local buses and have not regrettet it. They were all excited about the experience of getting to know the friendly people and the Grenadian way of how things are.

Bus drivers pick you up whereever you stand by road, don't worry, they will see you! For a little extra money and if it's possible for them to do it they will also do a little extra turn for you and drop you off on your favourite beach.

There are no buses on Sundays, just a few on Saturdays and on weekdays you should make sure you get back home before 7pm.

Of course, renting a car is more comfortable. And you can drive to everywhere. 24/7. Please let us know if you wish our help with renting a car.

Hiking: there are many beautiful hikes with stunning views and breathtakingly secluded beaches

about what to do and see in Grenada ...


You can indulge yourself in a variety of activities:

  • rest and relax

  • read a good book

  • enjoy the tropical garden

  • bathe, swim

  • fish

  • take a tour of the plantations

  • visit the rum distilleries

  • and the island’s chocolate factory

  • have a relaxing massage from our local masseur

  • bathe in the sulphur springs

  • explore the island's beaches

  • wander through the tropical rainforest from waterfall to waterfall

  • ride out to the coastal islands with a small fishing boat for a picnic

  • depending on the season watch the giant turtles laying their eggs on the beach

  • kite-surfing (one of the best spots in the Caribbean for this sport lies right outside our front door)

  • take a kayak tour along the coast

  • snorkel dive and visit the underwater sculpture garden

  • visit St. Georges, the picturesque capitol of the island

  • explore the rain forest

  • or simply lie in the hammocks under our mango tree….

about hoping over to Carriacou...

... and where to stay there.

You'll find comfortable airy studios, self-contained, in the perfect spot right at Tyrell Bay, where you have shopping and restaurants close, local busses right in front of the house and the most beautiful sunsets that Carriacou offers, at the COCONUT INN

Or rent your own villa: the Hummingbird Beach House sits on a sheltered cove, resting naturally on the edge of the sea, nestled in a lush garden. It is one of the few villas on Carriacou with direct beach access. Figee beach is a safe, calm and secluded beach on the west coast of Carriacou.

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Mt. Rodney, Sauteurs, St. Patrick's

Grenada

info@armadillo-grenada.com

+1 473 417 5250

+1 473 458 1190

+1 473 442 1190

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