Cinnamon Heights Estate is a former cinnamon and tea plantation on a privately owned hill.
The closest supermarket (RTS chain) you'll find at the Sandarawala Junction, 2 km from your house. More "fancy" choice will be offered by Cargills in Baddegama (5 min. by car). In this small town you also find several banks, pharmacies, petrol stations, all kinds of shops, workshops, fruit stalls, bakeries, local restaurants, a small department store, a major bus stand, and the weekly Sunday Market.
You can rent a nice car for your stay!
Don't worry about driving in Sri Lanka. It's easy and not dangerous because the average speed is 30 km/h.
We'll arrange a short introduction to the few unwritten Sri Lanka driving rules (shown in real traffic by a foreign expat). Thereafter you'll feel - and be! - perfectly safe.
Through our partners from Malkey Car Rental (leading in Sri Lanka) we provide a decent rental car - e.g. Suzuki Celerio (automatic) for 11 US$ per day (as of December 2023). Everybody (!) can drive a car like that!
We provide a local driver if you don't want to drive certain routes (e.g. in Colombo). Expect to pay only 20 USD per day for a driver.
We call a tuk-tuk (threewheeler) if you need one. Pricing will be according to price list. You won't get cheated and don't need to negotiate with any outsider drivers spoilt be their history of overcharging foreigners.
Just like in the west, you can purchase electric vehicles from tiny push-bike style to scooters. No driver's license required for battery powered vehicles.