Today I had some time to kill and had a look at www.mirihi.com, the official website of Mirihi island resort, one the popular Maldives destinations on this forum. I wanted to see what all the rave was all about. It's definitely very, very impressive and I don't think we'd ever be able to afford it, I'm afraid. :-(
I looked at the photos of the resort, browsed their menus and, much to my surprise, I found that they seem to carry quite a range of Parés Baltà wines, a small Catalan winery that is usually good value here. My mouth dropped when I noticed that Radix, one of their rosé wines, is priced at 115$ a bottle, plus service and local tax. I think that would come to 135 $! Well, over here nobody would pay more than 20€ for that same bottle! That's about 28$
I appreciate that everything is imported in the Maldives and premium/luxury items can carry a massive surcharge. But that's about 400% more expensive! For a wine that is nice, but hardly unique!