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Tropical taster: Lazy days at Gaya Island Resort

Borneo: You don't have to be an explorer to enjoy this exotic land

The Gaya Island Resort is perfect for relaxation, but with the jungle on your doorstep, you'll soon leave the spa behind, says Matthew Bell

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