It was a weekend beach getaway to neighbouring Koh Samui and (un)fortunately, our hotel was so secluded that we were largely confined to dining within the hotel premises. Read. Inflated prices. Nonetheless, dinner one evening was at Saffron, our hotel's signature Thai restaurant. After a less than stellar experience at Saffron @ Banyan Tree Bangkok a couple of years ago, I honestly didn't have high hopes for the meal.