Bikini Atoll is an island in the real-life Marshall Islands. In SpongeBob SquarePants, it is represented as a small island with three palm trees. It is the marker of where Bikini Bottom is located[citation needed].

It appears in the theme song and also during the openings and closings of many episodes. It plays an important role in "Pressure" and "Whale Watching."


It is a sand island in the middle of the ocean. Its most notable landmarks are the three trees that inhabit one side of the island. It appears small, but in reality, it is much larger and appears small because of an optical illusion.[1]

On the other side of the island, there is a forest filled with an array of wildlife and a skeleton who formerly guarded the Magic Book.[1]


Bikini Atoll has been around for millennia. The trees that inhabit the island have had its ancestors during the times of prehistory.[2]

At one point, Davy Jones was either on the island or at least had the Magic Book, which formerly resided on the island.[1]

Role in series


Fishermen can be seen fishing at the beginning of the episode as the French Narrator explains their dangerous effects on aquatic species.

"Big Pink Loser"

Bikini Atoll appears when Patrick jumps out of the ocean to tell it about "his" newly attained award, only to almost suffocate from lack of water moments later.


To prove that sea creatures are better than land creatures, Sandy makes SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs go up to the island. They survive, although they get attacked by seagulls.

"Snowball Effect"

A big piece of iceberg breaks off and floats across the ocean near this island. 

"No Weenies Allowed"

Sandy karate-kicks SpongeBob out of the ocean and up to the surface of the island, where he is briefly seen in live-action kitchen sponge form.

"Pranks a Lot"

After Sandy is frightened by SpongeBob and Patrick (as ghosts), she leaves Bikini Bottom and travels back to Texas via an acorn-shaped rocket, which launches out of the ocean and to the landmark of Austin, Texas.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

The island appears in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie when David Hasselhoff arrives with both SpongeBob and Patrick to bring them back to Bikini Bottom.

"Fear of a Krabby Patty"

The state of the Krusty Krab's 24-hour business is documented on a Bikini Atoll background.

"Roller Cowards"

The Fiery Fist O' Pain roller coaster is so high that SpongeBob and Patrick reach ocean distance.

"Truth or Square"

The island appears when Patchy goes looking for SpongeBob, who did not arrive at his TV Extravaganza.

"Demolition Doofus"

SpongeBob comes flying out of the ocean as a result of the demolition derby, once again briefly seen in his live-action sponge form.

"Mall Girl Pearl"

The island appears in Beatrice's scrapbook.

"Lame and Fortune"

The island appears when a carrier boat is dropping a box of fortune cookies into the ocean.

"Feral Friends"

The French Narrator appears to tell Patchy about Neptune's Moon, in which the Bikini Bottom Atoll is seen.

"Whale Watching"

The island appears when Pearl beaches herself.

"The String"

The island is completely stripped away by SpongeBob.

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom

In the second level, Plankton and Jimmy Neutron have the chance to enter a pipe, which leads to Bikini Atoll. A Krabby Patty cheat trophy is on the island.


  • In "The String," the island was destroyed when SpongeBob unraveled all of Bikini Bottom and the Milky Way with the string.


  • The episode "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired" includes the footage from "No Weenies Allowed" where SpongeBob is flung out of the water and back in again.
  • Bikini Atoll was an island that was used for nuclear bomb testing in the 40s and 50s.
    • Tom Kenny once debunked a popular fan-theory that said the anthropomorphism of Bikini Botton was a result of the nuclear testing.
  • Starting with "Lame and Fortune," a CGI model of the island is used instead of the filmed island.[3]
    • This is because the original model island is buried somewhere deep within the Stephen Hillenburg Storage Facility, where he rents to pile things that he doesn't have room for in his house.
  • When the island is shown at night, a human finger is visible in the water to portray a reflection of the moon. According to the "Christmas Who?" audio commentary, Stephen Hillenburg filmed the Bikini Atoll island at Steve Belfer's house in his friend's pool in California[4].


SpongeBob's Truth or Square (VE)

Characters and actors: Andy SambergCaptainRicky GervaisPatchy's momDevil PottyAngel PottyCeeLo GreenRosario DawsonEddie DeezenTriumph, the Insult Comic DogLeBron JamesTina FeyWill FerrellCamerafishBoom microphone operatorRobin WilliamsThe Guy on the PennyP!nkMimeTalking flowersNot SpongeBobWedding officiantLive-action whaleTenderizerPlanktoBotDemento BotSquidBotWee Yellow BotNosferatuSanta Claus

Locations: Krusty KrabKrusty Krab freezerChum BucketSpongeBob's housePatrick's houseSquidward's houseNickelodeon Animation StudioEncino

Songs: A Day Like ThisKrabby Patty JingleRubber Hose RagWe've Got ScurvyOh, Krusty KrabBeautiful DreamerRejected theme songs

Objects: Jellyfish netBubblesBaby jellyfishSandy's iced tea glassMagic Conch shellHeart-shaped acornMopHot dogGolden spatulaSnellie's pet carrierSoda drinking hatWooden clarinetMermaid Man's beltAquaphoneKrabby PattyMr. Krabs' first dollarKarate gearVolcano SauceMr. Krabs' first dimeFriendship ringRecipe for a Krabby PattyWalkie-talkieSquidward tiki

Shorts: BalloonsJuice ManTrafficThe Outfit

Miscellaneous: DVDVideo gameOnline gamePC gameThe Great Escape bookGood Times!Screen NoveltiesBurger King toysBikini Bottom Bash DVDThe Next 100 EpisodesThe Best 200 Episodes EverThe Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square ShortsSpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 9The Complete Sixth SeasonSeason 6 Volume 1Triple Pack 1Big Hits: Volume 1The Super Spongy Square GamesAltronList of MTV bumpersSpongeBob's Greatest Hits

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