Generally speaking, Thailand is the sort of destination where many visitors don’t really even think about getting a hire car, or perhaps where anyone who does think about getting some sort of motorised transport is more likely to pick up a scooter, rather than a hire car.
There are certainly plenty of things to do and places to see in and around Phuket without really beginning to bother with a rental car. We think it might be worth considering getting a car for at least a day or two, in order to explore a bit further beyond some of the most popular tourist haunts.
Is it worth hiring a car in Phuket? Yes